Technology

Advanced technology

In the Vasek Polak Radiation Oncology Department at Providence Saint John's Health Center, you have access to the latest in radiation therapy technology including the brand new Edge® system the Trilogy Linear Accelerator with RapidArc™, giving you access to revolutionary breakthroughs in cancer treatment that provide greater precision and increased speed.

The Edge system offers a new line of defense in the fight against cancer. Using advanced cancer treatment technology, the Edge system offers patients a fast, effective non-surgical option for treating tumors without incisions or the need for overnight hospital stays. It may be used to treat tumors found in the brain, spine, lung, prostate and other indications throughout the body. The Edge system uses a real-time motion tracking system called Vision RT® so clinicians can detect slight movement, thus potentially minimizing the radiation dose to surrounding healthy tissue.

RapidArc radiotherapy technology represents an advanced new form of image-guided Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT). This technology enables the linear accelerator to deliver precise forms of radiation, many times faster than other systems. This allows patients to receive higher dose radiation treatments precisely targeted to their particular tumor in shorter sessions.

As a result, patients are more comfortable, healthy tissue is spared and outcomes are improved.