To speak with Dr. Ryan Bair about cancer care, please call (208) 227-2700.
At Idaho Cancer Center, we use the state-of-the-art TrueBeam™ Linear Accelerator to deliver more precise radiation treatment for people fighting cancer. It is an advanced image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) system that treats cancer with speed and accuracy while better protecting healthy tissues and organs.
Most treatments last just a few minutes with a faster delivery than other forms of radiation treatment.
- RapidArc® technology in TrueBeam™ can mean treatment times that last just a few minutes.
- A standard intensity-modulated treatment might normally take 15 minutes; with TrueBeam™, it can be completed in less than two minutes.
- Complex radiosurgery generally takes 40 minutes to an hour; with TrueBeam™, that time can often be cut in half.
TrueBeam™ uses several features to better target a tumor, and also allows for each treatment to be adapted to a patient’s unique tumor size, location, and type.
- Precision- for standard treatments, the system is measured in increments less than 2 millimeters, and for specialized treatments, sub- millimeter accuracy can be obtained.
- Robotic couch top- the table maneuvers your body so that the radiation can be delivered precisely at every treatment angle.
- Advanced imaging- conducted in real-time so that your physician can direct radiation doses with precision accuracy.
- Respiratory gating- allows the physician to sync radiation beams with your chest movements while breathing and protects organs and healthy tissue from unnecessary radiation.
- Accuracy checks- conducted every 10 milliseconds for the duration of the treatment.
During treatment, technology allows communication and interaction between you and the clinicians operating the equipment. Closed-circuit television systems allow your treating clinicians to see and hear you at all times.