Technology

The Cancer Center is proud to provide the latest Radiation Oncology treatments available, including stereotactic radiosurgery, high dose rate brachytherapy and standard external beam radiation therapy. Our new Cancer Center will feature two of the finest high-definition radiation treatment accelerators – Elekta Versa High Definition Linear Accelerators, the same found at MD Anderson and Johns Hopkins.

Elekta Versa High Definition Linear Accelerator

Versa HD™ advances modern cancer care by providing the flexibility to safely and efficiently deliver the full spectrum of conventional radiotherapy techniques, as well as the added versatility to deliver sophisticated linear accelerator-based stereotactic treatments - all within a single delivery system. With the option to deliver conventional and high dose rates, Versa HD enables highly sophisticated therapies without compromising treatment times.
Therapies include:  

  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)
  • Stereotactic Radiation Therapy (SRT)
  • Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR)
  • Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Volumetric Arc Therapy (VMAT)

 

Novalis Tx™

When you’re diagnosed with cancer – it’s personal. Each decision you make about your treatment is personal too. Offering Novalis Tx™ radiosurgery means making no compromises on your treatment – a painless, non-invasive outpatient procedure for cancerous and non-cancerous conditions of the entire body.

Novalis Tx uses a treatment beam contoured to the exact shape of your tumor, precisely delivering treatment while protecting surrounding healthy tissue. And a treatment session lasts just minutes, not hours. Novalis Tx – giving new hope to patients with tumors once considered untreatable.

Vision RT

Vision RT is the leading provider of Surface Guided Radiation Therapy (SGRT) imaging tools including AlignRT, GateRT, SRS Module and The Real Time Coach display currently used at the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara. Surface Guided Radiation Therapy (SGRT) is a new technique that is becoming widely used to ensure patients are positioned correctly before and during treatment. By tracking the skin surface using Vision RT’s non-ionizing and non-invasive camera technology, SGRT helps make sure the patient is in the intended position, with high accuracy, and often with less physical immobilization, providing both comfort and safety. If the patient moves, radiation can be automatically paused until they are back in the intended position. SGRT is used across a wide range of cancer types and sites.

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