Technology

Novalis Radiosurgery is an advanced configuration of specialized tools dedicated to fast, precise and highly targeted SRS and SBRT treatments. Essential to a comprehensive program for advanced cancer care, Novalis Radiosurgery Programs consists of a combination of intelligent software and dedicated hardware.

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Brainlab Planning and Treatment Software

A suite of intuitive software applications expands radiosurgery treatment planning capabilities with high-performance tools and straightforward, automated clinical workflows. Brainlab Elements set the standard for fast, easy-to-use and indication-specific radiosurgery tools that enable the most sophisticated treatments.

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High-Resolution Beam Shaping

To obtain the dose fall-off necessary to treat challenging radiosurgical indications, Novalis features a dedicated high definition beam shaping device. Radiosurgery targets are usually much smaller than lesions treated by conventional radiotherapy and are often located near critical structures that demand increased conformity. Novalis Radiosurgery Centers all have access to integrated collimation and treatment planning solutions designed to deliver elevated radiosurgical accuracy1.

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Continuous Frameless X-Ray Verification

ExacTrac ensures submillimetric precision during radiotherapy and radiosurgery treatments and provides clinicians with a unique X-Ray based tool that verifies the patient’s position according to their internal anatomy. The ExacTrac frameless radiosurgery system enables highly accurate delivery of single- or multi-fraction treatments and facilitates a streamlined workflow improving scheduling flexibility for imaging, planning and treatment.

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Integration with High-end Linear Accelerators

Novalis Radiosurgery complements existing linear accelerator technology, offering comprehensive integration to deliver radiosurgery safely. Linac integration allows for quick and efficient setup of cranial and extra cranial cases and offers the ability to detect intra-fractional motion, ensuring confidence in treatment delivery for each fraction.

1Commissioning requirements:
Garcia-Garduno et al., Radiother Oncol 96, 250, 2010
Cosgrove et al., Radiother Oncol 50, 325, 1999
Lee et al., Appl Radiat Isotopes 64, 934, 2006
Solberg et al., IJROBP 71(1), S131, 2008
Kairn et al., Radiat Meas, press, 2011

Novalis Radiosurgery is backed by a comprehensive program consisting of specialized training, dynamic marketing, a user network dedicated to scientific collaboration for the advancement of radiosurgery and Novalis Certified, a rigorous independent safety and onsite review initiative.

Novalis Radiosurgery centers treat more patients than all other dedicated stereotactic technologies combined.

Advancements in product development, integration and shared clinical experience from over 530 Novalis Radiosurgery Programs worldwide have further strengthened the program recognized worldwide for helping extend the capabilities of surgeons and radiation oncologists looking for alternatives to aggressive surgery or chemotherapy.