21st Century Oncology is the exclusive provider of RapidArc™ with high-definition multileaf beam collimation. High-definition beam collimation represents a major advancement over conventional RapidArc™ therapy as it combines the submillimeter accuracy of radiosurgery with the speed of RapidArc™ therapy.
The Clinac iX is a streamlined, high-performance and reliable platform that incorporates a broad range of imaging and treatment options, including dynamic motion management. Every Clinac® linear accelerator is built on the new, high-performance iX platform, and every system can be custom configured. That means every facility always starts with the best and builds forward.
This combination of quality and customization allows clinicians to meet the specific needs of each site, and to ensure that future treatment advances are always within reach.
Speed and precision
RapidArc™ radiotherapy technology is a major advance from Varian Medical Systems that improves dose conformity while significantly shortening treatment times. RapidArc delivers treatments two to eight times faster than our fastest dynamic treatments today and increase precision - a winning combination that enables physicians to improve the standard of care and treat more patients.
Volumetric modulated arc therapy
RapicArc™ is a volumetric arc therapy that delivers a precisely sculpted 3D dose distribution with a single 360-degree rotation of the linear accelerator gantry. It is made possible by a treatment planning algorithm that simultaneously changes three parameters during treatment:
• rotation speed of the gantry
• shape of the treatment aperture using the movement of multileaf collimator leaves
• delivery dose rate.
Volumetric modulated arc therapy differs from existing techniques like helical IMRT or intensity-modulated arc therapy (IMAT) because it delivers dose to the whole volume, rather than slice by slice. And the treatment planning algorithm ensures the treatment precision, helping to spare normal healthy tissue.
Make certain your RapidArc™ treatment is with high-definition multileaf beam collimation, the most accurate RapidArc™ treatment available today.