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TrueBeam® Radiotherapy System

Radiation Therapy in Just 5 Treatment Sessions

For patients with prostate cancer, five treatment sessions for an entire course of radiation therapy—versus the standard of up to 45 treatments—can be a huge relief and help patients get on the road to recovery sooner.

Varian’s TrueBeam® radiotherapy system—along with BrainLab ExacTrac Dynamic—is designed with this kind of improved patient experience in mind. The radiotherapy is so precise that it can deliver higher doses of radiation at each visit, allowing you to complete the full course of radiation therapy for prostate cancer in as little as two weeks.

To determine if you are a candidate for 5-treatment radiotherapy, contact Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers at 303-385-2000

How TrueBeam Works

  • TrueBeam delivers a highly precise type of radiation beam called stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT).
  • SBRT allows radiation oncologists to accurately target the prostate and destroy the cancerous cells within it, keeping radiation exposure to healthy cells to a minimum.
  • It’s used with a targeting system—BrainLab ExacTrac Dynamic—that accounts for your body’s subtle movements, such as when you are breathing, to monitor and correct the position so radiation remains precise.

TrueBeam is the most advanced radiation technology for daily treatments and is available at the Tebo Family Medical Pavilion on Foothills Medical Campus.

Benefits of TrueBeam

  • Fewer radiotherapy sessions: TrueBeam delivers the entire course of treatment over five short visits, rather than the daily radiation treatments for up to nine weeks of conventional radiation therapy. Fewer treatment means less trips to the cancer center, helping you get on the road to recovery sooner.
  • Fast: Using SBRT, we can deliver the radiation treatments quickly—within 10 minutes or less, compared to the typical treatments that usually take 10 to 30 minutes.
  • Accurate: The system treats prostate cancer tumors with pinpoint accuracy and precision, improving the effectiveness of treatments.
  • Noninvasive: TrueBeam rotates around the patient to deliver the radiation dose from different angles.
  • Motion detection: It’s used in tandem with BrainLab ExacTrac Dynamic, which automatically corrects for your body’s movement, activating the radiation only when the tumor is in the optimal position for treatment.

Who is a candidate for TrueBeam?

Our team of prostate cancer experts at Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers will help you understand your disease risk. They will discuss whether you’re a good candidate for this faster approach. It is recommended for patients with:

  • Localized prostate cancer, meaning the cancer has not spread to other parts of the body
  • Low, intermediate, and selected patients with high disease risk, which is determined using a number of clinical factors, including the aggressiveness of the cancer
  • Selected patients with limited disease outside of the prostate

The Only Medical Campus North of Denver to Offer 5-Visit Radiotherapy

BCH’s Foothills Medical Campus is the first and only campus north of Denver to offer TrueBeam with BrainLab ExacTrac Dynamic for a shorter course of radiotherapy and quicker treatment times.

To determine if you are a candidate for 5-treatment radiotherapy, contact Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers at 303-385-2000.

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