WHAT IS VITALBEAM
VitalBeam® is a radiotherapy system that can be designed and configured for the cases that the physician treats most. Using the same technology platform as the TrueBeam® system, VitalBeam® can enable the treatment of advanced cases efficiently and accurately.
The intelligent control system of VitalBeam® synchronizes and monitors the system’s fully integrated features such as imaging, treatment and motion management so the doctor can efficiently and accurately deliver high quality treatment.
With its high intensity mode (3 photon and 6 electron energies) the VitalBeam® is precise, fast and safe.
VitalBeam® offers High-Intensity Mode (Flattening Filter Free) technology for faster treatments of complex cases.
It has seamless integration of imaging, treatment and motion management. Including features like automated and guided workflows it has an intuitive interface. It integrates with the ARIA® oncology information system and the Eclipse™ treatment planning system to simplify planning and manage treatment workflows. This feature enables condense tasks with automated, customizable sequences.
VitalBeam® combines intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), for image guidance and respiratory gating for motion management. It includes adaptive Rapidarc technology for faster IMRT, higher dose delivery system and cone-beam CT (CBCT) imaging system.
With VitalBeam® it’s possible to deliver complex treatments using advanced radiotherapy techniques, including Intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and RapidArc® radiotherapy technology in a routine treatment session.
The technology of VitalBeam® provides versatility for treatments throughout the body. The VitalBeam® system addresses a diverse range of complex clinical cases such as those in the head and neck, breast, lung, pelvis, prostate and more.
VitalBeam® provides fast, non-invasive, outpatient treatments for a wide range of cancer types.
VitalBeam® enables affordable access to short dose delivery times and high-resolution imaging. The VitalBeam® system integrates respiratory gating, imaging and treatment delivery to create a streamlined system.
VitalBeam® enables the doctor to precisely pinpoint the tumor, monitor its position during treatment, and make adjustments to the positioning of the patient for greater accuracy.
VitalBeam® continuously monitors the movements of the organs and delivers radiation only when it is in exactly the right place. With respiratory gating, the treatment beam automatically turns off when the tumor moves outside the target area.
When creating its 3-D images, VitalBeam® uses an X-ray dosage that is 25% lower than was possible with previous image-guidance technologies.
Varian’s RapidArc® technology, which is part of the VitalBeam® system, can deliver a precisely-sculpted 3-D dose of radiation to the entire tumor very quickly, often in a single 360-degree rotation of the machine around the patient, typically in only a few minutes.
Automation of the system helps reduce the treatment time. Treatment is typically performed on an outpatient basis, with most sessions taking less than an hour, so the patient can resume his/her daily life.
VitalBeam runs smoothly and quietly. With its enhanced communication technology, the therapist can stay in constant voice contact with the patient, making the patient feel safe.