“If a patient requires fractionated treatment of a benign or malignant tumor in or around the brain, our platform has that capability,” says Dr. Weisenburger. “We can also provide frameless radiosurgery for most brain tumors, an approach that is considerably more comfortable for the patient.”
Further Benefits For delivering IGRT, the platform is unequalled. Its 6-D robotic treatment couch moves in three directions and also tilts and pivots for precise patient positioning. Novalis reduces the time needed to achieve accurate treatment, in most cases from longer than an hour to only minutes.
“As a result of its shortened delivery time, Novalis often eliminates the need to immobilize the patient with a head ring attached to the skull,” says Dr. Weisenburger. “It allows us to achieve unprecedented precision when treating patients with cancers involving the prostate, spine, lungs, head or neck.”
In addition, shared use of Novalis software facilitates collaboration among radiation oncologists, neurosurgeons and referring physicians during IGRT.
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