What is TrueBeam STx?
TrueBeam STx is an advanced linear accelerator and radiosurgery system used to treat cancer present anywhere in the body which is otherwise hard-to-reach. TrueBeam STx is a non-invasive alternative to conventional treatment.
Why is it done?
With the speed, precision and simplicity to accurately target tumors; TrueBeam STx is used to treat cancers in the brain, neck, spine, lung, liver, prostate and other areas that are typically difficult to treat through surgery.
What happens during the procedure?
During the treatment, the linear accelerator rotates around you to deliver the radiation. TrueBeam STx uses cutting-edge imaging technology to capture image of the tumour, even if it moves as you breathe. These images are used to ensure that the radiation beam is targeting the tumour and shape the radiation according to the tumour. Your doctor can actually see the tumour getting treated and target the tumour with submillimetre accuracy.
How long will it take?
Usually a complex radiosurgery takes around 30-60 minutes, however with TrueBeamSTx, a typical session takes around 5 – 20 minutes depending upon the diagnosis.
What happens after the procedure?
The treatment is done on out-patient basis; hence no overnight hospital stay is required. You can return to your normal routine. Follow your doctor’s advice. Your doctor will schedule further follow-up.
Apollo expertise in the procedure
Cancer specialists at Apollo Hospitals uses the most advanced TrueBeam STx system to target and treat cancer. The TrueBeam STx has helped us to pioneer the new stereotactic treatment technologies against our battle with cancer.
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What are the advantages of radiosurgery treatment?
Radiosurgery treatments take advantage of recent advances in proven technologies, including:
- Imaging with cone – beam CT
- Motion management
- Precision beam delivery with RapidArc®
- Treatment planning through Eclipse™
- Automated patient-positioning technologies
What are advantages of TrueBeam STx?
With TrueBeam STX’s enhanced imaging and flexible open architecture, our doctors can interface with multiple technologies for imaging and disease-specific solutions. Treatment techniques, all of which can be delivered under respiratory gated conditions, include:
- Dynamic IMRT
- Rapid Arc radiotherapy technology
- Gated Rapid Arc Treatments
- FFF SBRT
- 4D Planning & Treatments
- Dynamic conformal arc
Applications of TrueBeam STx
True beam STx offers great flexibility to deliver high quality radiation therapy for the following cancers:
- Neuro-Oncology: Benign brain tumors
- Thoracic Oncology: Lung and Esophagus
- Gastro-Intestinal Oncology: Liver, Pancreas and Adrenals
- Genitourinary Oncology: Prostate and Kidneys
How as a patient, I will be benefitted by TrueBeamSTx?
- Challenging tumour in hard-to-reach positions can be treated
- Fast delivery of radiation beam
- Targeting and adjustment of the shape of radiation beam according to tumour
- Reduced duration of treatment due to fast and precise treatment
- Protects healthy tissues
Clinical team at Apollo Specialty Hospitals, Teynampet, Chennai.