June 27, 2013

Head & Neck Study: RapidArc brings significant relief to nasopharynx cancer patient.

Nasopharynx cancer—involving the head and neck—is especially uncomfortable to treat because the patient must wear an aquaplast mask that is both claustrophobic and tight fitting in order to keep the area still. A male patient (65 years old) had his treatment shortened from 9...

Prostate Study: Reduced treatment time keeps moving organ in target field.

When Verity installed RapidArc, the 56-year-old prostate cancer patient was switched to from conventional IMRT radiotherapy to this more advanced method of treatment. The same dose was delivered to the prostate as with IMRT treatments, but the dose to such surrounding organs as...

Lung Case Study: Less dosage to nearby organs greatly benefits lung cancer patient.

A female lung cancer patient in her 90s had a large tumor in her right lung, located very close to her heart. Treatment needed to avoid the spinal cord and her healthy lung. Additionally the patient was extremely uncomfortable, and had trouble breathing as well as constant pain....

Case Study: RapidArc™ yields shorter treatment times and lower dosage to surrounding areas in Verity patients.

RapidArc™ radiotherapy technology, a major advance from Varian Medical Systems, is setting new standards in treatment for Verity patients. By shortening treatment times by as much as 8 times faster than current dynamic treatments, patients are not uncomfortable as long and...