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Expanding Cancer Treatment Options with Newest Varian Accelerator

Nov 15, 2016

New system treats cancer faster with increased precision and improves the patient experience

(Memphis, Tenn. – November 15, 2016)  Saint Francis Hospital - Memphis recently acquired the TrueBeam Linear Accelerator from Varian Medical Systems, expanding the hospital line of advanced cancer treatment options.  The TrueBeam is an innovative system that enables a radically different approach to treating cancer with image-guided, high precision radiotherapy.  Saint Francis Hospital – Memphis will host a ribbon cutting and open house to highlight this new equipment on December 5th at 4:30p.m.

With the addition of the TrueBeam, Saint Francis Hospital - Memphis has emerged as a leader in specialized cancer treatment options.  The TrueBeam at Saint Francis is the first available to the public in Shelby County.  In addition to the TrueBeam linear accelerator as a treatment option, Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis also offers Cyberknife technology. For information regarding True Beam or Cyberknife as treatment options, call (901) 765-2050. Saint Francis Hospital is the first and only hospital in the Memphis metro area to offer UroNav for the detection of prostate cancer and Blue Light with Cysview technology for the detection and treatment of bladder cancer through the Urology Cancer Center at Saint Francis Hospital – Memphis.  For more information and cancer detection or to schedule an appointment, call (901) 765-1059.

“The True Beam is a real game-changer that will enable us to treat even the most challenging cases with unprecedented speed and precision,” said Jenny Tibbs, MD, Radiation Oncology Medical Director at Saint Francis Hospital - Memphis. “With a broad spectrum of new capabilities, The TrueBeam makes it possible for us to offer faster, more targeted treatments to tumors. At the same time, we can monitor and compensate for tumor motion, which further increases treatment accuracy.”

This advanced technology makes it possible to offer greater patient comfort by shortening treatments. The TrueBeam treats cancer anywhere in the body where radiation is indicated, including lung, breast, prostate and head and neck.  The TrueBeam is engineered from the ground up to deliver powerful image-guided radiotherapy with proven accuracy and precision.  TrueBeam uniquely integrates advanced imaging and motion management technologies within a sophisticated new architecture that makes it possible to deliver treatments very quickly while monitoring and compensating for tumor motion, opening the door to new possibilities for treatment.

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