Each stereotactic treatment provides high-dose, multiangled radiation that converges into one precise beam. This allows specialists to administer high-powered doses in a safer way. The beam is divided so patients have fewer side effects (if any) from such intense radiation.
Patients benefit from:
*In most cases a frameless system is used
A significant added benefit is Trilogy’s “respiratory gating system”, which aids in the precision of each stereotactic treatment. The linear accelerator uses realtime infrared optical guidance to switch the beam on and off in conjunction with the patient’s breathing. This is especially important in targeting tumors or lesions in extremely close proximity to critical structures like the spinal cord, brain, and lungs.
Various types of tumors can be treated with radiosurgery. The most common include: