UMGCC physicists conduct quality assurance tests on the Trilogy linear accelerator
The addition of The TrilogyTM System means that we are now able to offer every
modality of external beam radiation therapy, from conventional radiotherapy
and intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) to the newest and most advanced
techniques available: image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT), stereotactic radiotherapy
(SRT), and high-dose stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT).
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With Trilogy, we have the option to treat small lesions using stereotactic
radiosurgery -- delivered in a single treatment; or stereotactic radiotherapy
-- delivered over a few days; as well as more traditional forms of radiotherapy.
Trilogy includes technology for positioning the patient exactly, using images
of the tumor and surrounding anatomy taken just prior to each treatment. The
images are used to verify tumor position immediately before the radiation beam
is turned on. This gives us the ability to maximize the dose to the tumor, and
minimize the dose to surrounding healthy tissue.
The respiratory gating system automatically turns the beam off and on to compensate
for breathing motion during treatment. This keeps the radiation beam focused
on the tumor, and further protects normal healthy tissues.
The TrilogyTM System can shape a beam with sub-millimeter accuracy, and offers
the highest dose rates available, to deliver a potent punch of radiation in
a short amount of time. This combination of precision and power allows Trilogy
to reduce both treatment times and side effects, giving patients a better chance
at complete tumor eradication.
To learn more about treatment with The TrilogyTM System at UMGCC, please call
the Department of Radiation Oncology at 800-888-8823.