The Edge™ System
The Edge™ system opens the door for a non-invasive alternative to conventional surgery.
With the Edge system, a wide range of tumors that are typically difficult to reach with traditional surgery can be targeted and treated with power and precision. The Edge system works by delivering large, targeted doses of radiation to obliterate cancer cells. To accurately deliver the recommended amount of radiation, the beam treats each part of the tumor from many different angles. Using precise beam sculpting and a real-time tracking system, clinicians are able to deliver high radiation doses to destroy the tumor while minimizing exposure to surrounding healthy tissue.
The Edge Difference
The Edge system from Varian Medical Systems 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 lung, prostate, brain, spine and other indications throughout the body. The Edge system uses a real-time tumor tracking system so clinicians can detect slight tumor movement, thus potentially minimizing the radiation dose to surrounding healthy tissue.
Why choose the Edge system:
- Edge’s knife-like beam provides surgeons with the agility to treat tumors that are typically difficult to reach surgically.
- Edge protects surrounding healthy tissue by using advanced motion management techniques that help detect even slight tumor movement.
Edge patients are able to continue with their daily lives because treatment sessions typically last a few minutes, and require neither hospital stays nor incisions.