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Advanced Technology in Radiation Therapy

The Kelsey-Seybold Cancer Center has invested in technological advances, which allow us to deliver state-of-the-art radiation therapy to our patients. Our advanced technology includes the GE Discovery IQ PET/CT simulator for treatment planning, the Varian TrueBeam™ and Varian Edge™ linear accelerators for more precise delivery of radiation, and the Vision RT tool to enhance patient safety. Our cancer specialists have advanced training in the use of the latest radiation therapy techniques, allowing for precise tumor imaging and radiation treatment delivery through PET/CT, TrueBeam and the Edge.

Delivering the Latest Technology Before Radiation Treatment Begins

The Kelsey-Seybold Cancer Center is one of a few facilities in the Greater Houston area that offer the GE Discovery IQ PET/CT simulator, which enables radiation oncologists to use information on the tumor’s location to more precisely pinpoint where radiation is needed. It also supports more complex radiation treatment planning when needed.

Varian TrueBeam and Varian Edge Advanced Technology Prexcisely Targets Cancer Cells While Nearby Healthy Cells Are Minimally Exposed

A state-of-the-art approach to cancer treatment, the TrueBeam and the Edge’s advanced technology safely delivers radiation at a faster dose rate than most conventional linear accelerators and minimizes the daily impact on the patient’s personal schedule. The radiation beams precisely target cancerous cells while nearby healthy cells are minimally exposed. It’s ideal for treating tumors of the brain, spine, lung, abdomen, breast, prostate, head and neck. These advanced systems allow us to safely treat patients with even the most complex cancers in hard-to-reach places. Read more about Varian TruBeam and Varian Edge.

Vision RT – A Precision Technology Tool that Ensures Patient Safety During Radiation Therapy

The Kelsey-Seybold Cancer Center is one of only a few healthcare organizations in Houston that offer advanced Vision RT technology. It’s a real-time motion management tool that ensures the patient is set up in the correct position before radiation therapy and tracks any movement during their treatments. It adds to our patients’ safety by making sure our patients are positioned correctly day-in, day-out.

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