News | May 31, 2007

Doctors Treat Lung Cancer with Varian’s IGRT

June 1, 2007 – Clinicians at Edward Hospital in Naperville, IL, recently reported that they are using Trilogy, an image guided radiation therapy (IGRT) technology from Varian Medical Systems to offer some cancer patients a treatment that adapts to changes in the tumor so that more healthy tissue can be preserved.

This treatment is said to be helpful with the treatment of lung cancer, when breathing is already compromised and the doctor must spare as much healthy lung tissue as possible. Varian's Trilogy technology, equipped with an on-board imager device for generating 3-D CT images on the spot, reportedly made it possible to pinpoint the tumor each day, fine-tune patient positioning prior to treatment and see whether the tumor had shrunk enough to reduce the beam size and protect more of the healthy lung tissue.

Related Content

Turkish Hospital Begins MR-Guided Radiation Therapy With Viewray MRIdian Linac
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | September 21, 2018
ViewRay Inc. announced that Acibadem Maslak Hospital in Istanbul, Turkey has begun treating patients with ViewRay's...
Elekta Unity High-Field MR-Linac Receives CE Mark
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | June 18, 2018
Elekta announced that its Elekta Unity magnetic resonance radiation therapy (MR/RT) system has received CE mark,...
Washington University in St. Louis Begins Clinical Treatments With ViewRay MRIdian Linac
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | June 14, 2018
June 14, 2018 — The Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in S
ViewRay Unveils New Soft Tissue Visualization Technologies for MRIdian Linac
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | April 30, 2018
ViewRay Inc. announced new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technologies under development for its MRIdian Linac...
​ITN Celebrates World Cancer Day 2018
News | Radiation Oncology | February 01, 2018
World Cancer Day takes place annually on Feb.
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | October 10, 2017
Elekta announced that members of the Elekta MR-linac Consortium reported data related to the advancement of the company...
Summit Cancer Center-Boise Treats First Cancer Patients With Accuray Radixact System
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | August 21, 2017
Accuray Inc. and the Summit Cancer Center-Boise announced that the center is now treating patients with the Radixact...