As part of its on-going, rolling modernisation programme, the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre has replaced two of its oldest linear accelerators with state-of-the-art TrueBeam™ machines. The new facilities, which are costing £3.7 million to create, are able to deliver intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), which provides patients with more accurate treatment than is possible with most conventional radiotherapy.
The TrueBeam™ system is the latest advance in radiotherapy technology from Varian Medical Systems. Treatments can be performed with precision and speed. In fact, most treatments take just a few minutes a day. As well as allowing for a more comfortable patient experience because of less time on the treatment couch, faster delivery also allows for reduced chances of patient motion during treatment.
IMRT is suitable for use on a range of cancers, especially those occurring in the head and neck, lung and pelvis. The machines are also able to provide treatments using RapidArc™, which is a fast and efficient way to deliver IMRT.
Take a tour of the TrueBeam™
Our video gives you a virtual tour of our TrueBeam™ machine.