Radiotherapy plays an important role in the fight against cancer. The vast majority of newly diagnosed cancer patients will receive a form of radiotherapy.
Radiotherapy has undergone tremendous development in the past 20 years. This makes it increasingly possible to fight the tumor and spare the healthy tissue. The most recent development is the Viewray MRIdian Linac system. A system that integrates a radiotherapy machine with an MRI machine.
This combination of technologies makes it possible to see the tumor and surrounding tissue, while the tumor is being treated. As a result, the tumor can be irradiated very accurately, while the surrounding tissue is spared. The internal organs, including the tumor, are moving continuously and change shape, size and position every day. With the Viewray MRIdian Linac it is now possible to adapt the treatment every day to those changes.
In addition, with the Viewray MRIdian Linac it is possible to see the movements of the tumor and the surrounding tissue during the treatment session so the treatment can be adapted immediately. This means that the treatment can be done more accurately and more effectively with, in many cases, fewer side effects. The ViewRay Mridian Linac is the first machine that makes daily adaptation of the treatment plan and continuous tracking of the tumor and healthy tissue possible.
Discuss with your specialist whether treatment with MRIdian Linac is right for you.