GREENWICH, Conn. -- Greenwich Hospital has acquired the TrueBeam radiation therapy system, which is designed for patients who are being treated for cancer.
The TrueBeam linear accelerator from Varian was unveiled recently during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Smilow Cancer Hospital Greenwich Hospital campus at 77 Lafayette Place.
The radiation therapy system offers advanced speed and accuracy, leading to shorter treatment times and less patient discomfort.
It can treat cancer anywhere in the body, including lung, breast, prostate and the head and neck.
This equipment treats moving targets quickly and accurately, leading to shorter treatment times while reducing the possibility of movement during therapy and patient discomfort. It features a larger field size, streamlined imaging and patient positioning tools that enable more flexibility.
The TrueBeam platform is a fully integrated system for specialized procedures like image-guided radiotherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic body radiotherapy. Its automated workflow uses intuitive visual cues to enhance safety.
“This technology positions Greenwich Hospital at the forefront in the fight against cancer,” said Ashwatha Narayana, M.D., a radiation oncologist. “Our goal is to provide patients with the highest level of cancer care close to home.”