Novalis Tx Technology- Advancement of Medical Technology in India

The Novalis Tx is a powerful radiosurgery system that offers a versatile combination of advanced technologies for the treatment of tumors and other anatomical targets.

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Novalis Tx Technology- Advancement of Medical Technology in India

What is Novalis Tx Technology?

The Novalis Tx is a powerful radiosurgery system that offers a versatile combination of advanced technologies for the treatment of tumors and other anatomical targets. With the Novalis Tx radiosurgery platform, UCLA offers state-of-the-art, non-invasive treatment for a wide range of malignancies and other potentially debilitating conditions, without harming nearby healthy tissue and without involving traditional surgery.

Novalis Tx, installed Feb 2009, is equipped with Varians RapidArcradiotherapy technology.  The Novalis Tx platform includes three imaging modalities for pinpointing the tumor and positioning the patient with high precision – an On-Board Imaging device (OBI), ExacTrac room-based image-guidance system provides continual imaging during treatment to detect movement and support robotic adjustments in patient positioning in six dimensions, and electronic portal imaging device (EPID).  These methods allow for protection of surrounding healthy tissues while enabling clinicians to concentrate higher, more effective doses on tumors.

Novalis Tx will offer treatment options for an extremely wide range of indications such as malignant and benign lesionsbrain metastasesarteriovascular malformations, and functional lesions. It features very high dose delivery rates, which means that treatments can be delivered very rapidly. Novalis Tx also offers dynamic fine beam shaping and non-invasive, precise frameless patient positioning for rapid and comfortable treatments.

With RapidArc radiotherapy technology, it can take less than two minutes to deliver sophisticated, IMRT-quality treatments in a single arc.  By simultaneously modulating aperture shape, dose rate, and gantry speed at every angle, RapidArc treatments deliver continuously modulated dose to the entire tumor volume while sparing normal, healthy tissue.

 

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