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LIVEWELL MINUTE: TrueBeam STx Technology

John Stoddard Cancer Center has become the first in Iowa and one of the first in the nation to offer TrueBeam STx technology to cancer patients.

Dr. John Triantafyllos, Radiation Oncologist, John Stoddard Cancer Center says, “This system will allow Stoddard to deliver fast, precise, noninvasive radiosurgery for the treatment of complex cancers throughout the body including those in the brain, spine, lung, liver, pancreas and prostate.”

TrueBeam combines advanced imaging, radiation delivery and tumor motion management to allow physicians to simultaneously target, treat and follow tumor sites. It also creates a real-time 3D image of a tumor site and creates a radiation beam shaped exactly to the tumor size down to the millimeter.

Dr. Triantafyllos says, “An additional advantage with TrueBeam is the length of treatments. Previously, patients might be required to lie still for as long as three to four hours. TrueBeam’s increased capabilities allow for certain treatments to be completed in 15 to 45 minutes. This allows for a more comfortable therapy experience and a higher success rate of treatment.”

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