The Medical Center utilizes the 21ix Linear Accelerator from Varian Medical Systems to provide patients with the most accurate, tumor-destroying beam available. The result is safer, more effective treatment, with better outcomes. The 21ix Linear Accelerator enables The Medical Center to provide many forms of treatment options, which now include Stereotactic Radiosurgery.
The technology behind Stereotactic Radiosurgery at The Medical Center is Brainlab Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT). Brainlab IGRT enables physicians to pinpoint tumors with greater accuracy for more precise treatment and better patient outcomes.
Traditionally, small shifts in patient movement or radiation beam alignment could result in damage to healthy tissue surrounding the tumor. Brainlab IGRT technology uses high-resolution X-rays to pinpoint tumors seconds before treatment, automatically correcting any patient set-up errors and tracking patient movement throughout the procedure. With this improved precision, ExacTrac enables doctors to deliver higher treatment doses within one millimeter of the tumor, protecting healthy tissue and improving long-term clinical results.