Varian Linear Accelerator
The Varian system at The Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment at
St. Joseph Hospital is one of the latest radiation oncology technologies.
Combining imaging with treatment technologies, this latest generation
linear accelerator is used to deliver a wide range of external beam radiotherapies:
3D conformal radiation therapy, IMRT, IGRT, stereotactic radiosurgery
(SRS) and fractionated stereotactic radiation therapy (SRT/SBRT).
Varian system delivers stereotactic radiation therapy doses at least 60 percent
faster than conventional linear accelerators, thereby decreasing the length
of time patients spend undergoing treatment. In addition, the radiation
beam is highly precise, allowing clinicians to deliver treatments with
unprecedented accuracy. This allows even small lesions to be treated quickly,
easily and effectively, while minimizing damage to surrounding healthy
tissue. Our Varian linear accelerators provide dynamic treatment control,
the greatest number of energy options to treat the widest range of patients,
the most precise targeting and the highest dose rates across the energy
spectrum. With the Trilogy system, St. Joseph Hospital can treat tumors
that were unreachable any other way.