thus enabling the healthcare personnel to swiftly and precisely deliver the right dose to tumors. With its 360degree rotating feature, RapidArc delivers treatments two to eight times faster than other forms of radiotherapy.
Volumetric Arc Therapy (VMAT) or RapidArc Radiotherapy Technology is an advanced form of Intensity modulated radiation therapy that delivers a precisely-sculpted 3D dose distribution with a 360-degree rotation of the gantry in a single or multi-arc treatment. Unlike conventional IMRT treatments, during which the machine must rotate several times around the patient or make repeated stops and starts to treat the tumor from a number of different angles, VMAT / RapidArc can deliver the dose to the entire tumor in a 360-degree rotation, typically in less than two minutes. RapidArc uses special software and an advanced linear accelerator from to deliver IMRT treatments up to eight times faster than what was previously possible. The algorithm ensures treatment precision, helping to spare surrounding healthy tissue. RapidArc is made possible by software innovations that may be used with other radiology treatment technology. 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 piece-by-piece.
RapidArc consists of two components
treatment planning component: comprises an algorithm that ensures treatment precision & helping to minimize dose to surrounding healthy tissue.
treatment delivery component: used for both radiotherapy and radiosurgery procedures.
The Global Health Oncology Network Coon Rapids, MN trained technicians & specialists will handle the installation, deinstallation, calibration and reinstallation of medical equipments in a careful and precise manner in accordance to its manufacturers guidelines.