The Truebeam System For Cancer Treatment

Patient Benefits

The TrueBeam™ system from Varian Medical Systems is a powerful noninvasive radiosurgery system that opens up treatment options for some of the most complex cancers in areas such as the lung, liver, kidney, pancreas, brain and spine. TrueBeam technology was developed from its inception to deliver cancer treatments with pinpoint accuracy and precision.

It works by choreographing highly sophisticated systems—imaging, beam delivery and motion control. These allow your clinician to “see” the tumor they are about to treat and apply very accurate and precise beams of radiation to it while compensating for your movement. TrueBeam is fast and powerful, with most treatments lasting only a few minutes.

TrueBeam enables many different types of radiosurgery, so doctors can choose the best form of treatment for your particular cancer. The system performs both stereotactic body radiotherapy (also known as SBRT) for treatments throughout the body and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for treatments in the brain or central nervous system.

TrueBeam was also designed with your comfort in mind. You can be in constant contact with the therapist running the system, thanks to an enhanced communications system that enables constant interaction between you and the therapist. It’s almost as if they are there in the treatment room with you. Music can be played during the treatment, which can help create a more soothing treatment environment.

In Short:

  • TrueBeam gives medical professionals the tools to treat more challenging cancers such as cancers of the brain, spine, lung, liver, pancreas and prostate.
  • TrueBeam is fast and precise. A complex radiosurgery treatment that typically takes 30 to 60 minutes can be completed in just five to 10 minutes.
  • With advanced imaging, the TrueBeam system allows clinicians to deliver treatment accurately by enabling them to “see” the tumor they treat and target tumors with submillimeter accuracy.
  • Enhanced motion-management tools synchronize beam delivery with the tumor motion that occurs as you breathe in and out.
  • TrueBeam was developed with an emphasis on your comfort.
  • TrueBeam radiosurgery is not appropriate for all cancers. Serious side effects, including fatigue and skin irritation can occur. Treatment times may vary. Ask your doctor if TrueBeam treatment is right for you.