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Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center

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.