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The Trilogy™ Linear Accelerator

The TrilogyTM from Varian Medical Systems is the most advanced, sophisticated linear accelerator of its type in the world.

As the leading image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) system, the Trilogy marks the beginning of a new generation of cancer care. The versatile Trilogy system combines imaging and treatment technologies, and can be used to deliver the widest range of external beam radiotherapies: 3D conformal radiotherapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and extracranial radiosurgery.

Advanced imaging capabilities built into the system allow therapists to position patients for treatment with submillimeter accuracy. A respiratory gating system compensates for any tumor movement that occurs as a patient breathes.

The Trilogy's powerful RapidArc system can deliver radiotherapy doses at least 60 percent faster than conventional accelerators. This shortens the length of time patients need to spend undergoing treatment. In addition, the radiation beam is highly precise, allowing clinicians to deliver treatments with unprecedented accuracy.

Patient Benefits

  • Through more precise targeting of the beam, radiotherapy can be more effective at treating disease while simultaneously reducing side effects of the treatment.
  • Due to the increased accuracy and power, smaller lesions can be treated more quickly, easily and effectively.
  • State-of-the-art motion management techniques allow doctors to coordinate treatment with a patient's breathing patterns. During these treatments, patients can continue to breathe naturally, reducing stress and increasing comfort.
  • Radiotherapy can be used to treat more different types of cancer, which means that more patients can be spared the invasive techniques of surgery and/or chemotherapy.

For more information about Outpatient Services offered at Lykes Radiation Pavilion, please call (727) 462-7220.