Nepal cancer center & Research Center, Lalitpur Nepal is well equipped with High-Precision Radiotherapy Treatment machine called “Truebeam” which is itself Innovative, Intelligent & Intuitive Beam delivery machine. The Truebeam machine brings leading edge cancer care technology & has its feature to do exact positioning to tumor of cancer patients to deliver required amount of beam. It is designed to treat moving targets with advanced speed and accuracy. the Truebeam platform is a fully-integrated system with treatment planning for image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery. The TrueBeam system treats cancer anywhere in the body where radiation treatment is indicated, including lung, breast, prostate and head and neck ……. etc.
World leader in Radiotherapy Company Varian Medical system international Pvt. Ltd. USA has a track record of technology upgrades from conventional treatment, Three Dimensional Conformal Radio Therapy (3DCRT), Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) to Advanced IGRT (Image Guided Radio Therapy). Ultimately equipped with Perfect Pitch, and Edge technology worldwide accepted and adopted Varian’s new product called “TrueBeam”. Truebeam system is able to make possible to treat cancer in advanced way. The “Truebeam” system offers to clinicians & Therapist an intelligent tool for a wide spectrum of advanced treatment options including SRS (Stereotactic Radiosurgery), SBRT (stereotactic body radiation therapy). From fast imaging to accurate dose delivery, TrueBeam is designed to help clinicians navigate the complexities of cancer care with confidence. TrueBeam is designed for complex cases of cancer specially lung, breast, stomach and brain. It also can be used for cancers of the liver and prostate, along with other cancers treated with radiation therapy as per case and needs.
The beauty of true beam is it treats cancer with speed and accuracy with advanced image-guided radiation therapy, avoiding healthy tissues and organs. TrueBeam combines respiratory gating (real-time tracking while patients do respiration during treatment), making possible imaging and treatment in a streamlined system. With this integration, our doctors can offer advanced treatment options, such as stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT), intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) & Rapid arc.
How Truebeam works?
TrueBeam rotates around your body to deliver radiation therapy from nearly any angle as per the tumor position. The system provides real-time imaging with Cone beam CT and kilovoltage imaging which allows therapist to deliver accurate dose of radiation with greater accuracy. At the same time, TrueBeam’s respiratory gating technology gives technician an ability to synchronize radiation beams with your live breathing. For example, doctors can treat a moving lung tumor as if it were standing still. Respiratory gating also protects nearby organs and healthy tissues from unnecessary radiation.
Versatile Features of True beam over other advanced machines:
It can deliver treatments far faster than other advanced radiation machines. A standard intensity-modulated treatment system would take not less than 10 minutes. With TrueBeam, it can be done in less than two minutes.
Complex radiosurgery takes between 40 minutes to 60 minutes. It can be completed within 20 minutes using TrueBeam.
RapidArc technology in TrueBeam would finish as short as 2 minute. The system performs accuracy checks every 10 milliseconds throughout an entire treatment. The precision of a TrueBeam system is measured in increments of less than 1 millimeter.
TrueBeam seems quiet during operation but it has communication with technology that enables interaction between patients and the clinicians while operating the equipment. TrueBeam also has two closed-circuit television systems so patients treating clinicians can see and hear patients voice at all and any times.
Nepal Cancer Hospital and research centers feels proud to use such advanced technology first time in Nepal to treat cancer patients in Nepal itself.