Novalis Tx Radiosurgery at World Class Hospital in India
Novalis Tx Radiosurgery is one of the most precise, non-invasive radiosurgery treatments available for cancerous and non-cancerous conditions of the entire body. It represents a new standard in radiosurgery treatment, featuring advanced technologies that deliver highly precise treatment while protecting surrounding healthy tissue and offers one of the fastest treatment times available-minutes, not hours-giving new hope to patients with tumors once considered untreatable.
Novalis Tx Radiosurgery rotates around the patient to deliver treatment beams anywhere in the body from virtually any angle. A set of sophisticated image guidance and motion management tools continuously provide clinicians with detailed information about the shape, size and position of the targeted lesion to guide patient setup and positioning and monitor motion during treatment.
For treatments in or near the lungs, there are tools designed to synchronize treatment with the patient’s breathing patterns to compensate for tumor motion. A high-definition multi-leaf collimator, a beam shaping device, ensures that the treatment beam matches the shape of the tumor from every angle.
Benefits of Novalis Tx Radiosurgery
San Diego Radiosurgery uses Novalis Tx to treat lung tumors with stereotactic body radiation therapy. While it’s important to discuss all treatment options with your doctor, here are some of the key advantages of Novalis Tx treatment :
- Less tissue damage – Radiation is delivered with pinpoint precision minimizing radiation exposure to surrounding healthy tissue..
- Noninvasive – Treatment with Novalis Tx does not require surgery or sedation..
- No recovery time – Due to the accuracy of treatment, patients typically experience minimal to no side effects following treatment, allowing them to resume their normal routines after the procedure..
- Less treatments – Unlike traditional radiation therapy, Novalis Tx procedures take about 15 minutes and are completed in five or fewer treatment sessions.
Novalis Tx Radiosurgery FAQ
Why is fast Treatment Important?
There are two reasons why short treatment times can be important—treatment accuracy and patient comfort. The length of treatments with some devices can be extreme, lasting an hour or more, during which the patient must lie as still as possible. Prolonged treatment times can make the entire process even more stressful, and some physicians recommend practicing meditation during the procedure or even prescribe a sedative. Reducing the treatment time also minimizes the time where the patient may make small movements that can affect the overall accuracy of the treatment.
Novalis Tx is optimized for the fastest treatment delivery, improving both patient comfort and treatment accuracy. A Novalis Tx treatment or fraction typically lasts only 15-20 minutes. Throughout treatment, Novalis Tx continuously tracks any micro patient movement and allows for automatic adjustment, ultimately increasing the level of accuracy.
What is the Advantage of Shaped beam Radiosurgery?
Traditionally, circular beams are used for radiosurgery. The resulting dose of such an approach is a spherical dose volume. As most lesions are very irregular in shape, several of those spherical dose volumes have to be composed together to cover the complex tumor shape. Other systems try to move the circular beam to “paint” the dose into the tumor volume over a time. Both approaches are time consuming and do not ideally tailor the dose to the exact shape of the tumor. This can result in lower than desired irradiation to parts of the tumor and higher than desired irradiation to healthy tissue. Novalis Tx has set a new standard with the most precise beam shaping technology available, shaping each treatment beam to contour the exact shape of the tumor and avoiding normal tissue with highly accurate and homogeneous doses.
What should I expect at my Treatment Session?
You do not need to bring special clothing or equipment to the hospital for treatment with Novalis Tx, but you may want to dress comfortably and bring a book or something else to keep you busy during any waiting periods that may be required. You may also bring a friend or a relative with you and he / she may stay with you during the day. However, during the actual treatment procedure, your companion will have to leave the treatment room. Please make sure to arrange for transportation home as you might feel tired after the treatment; driving is not recommended. Novalis Tx allows a complete treatment session to take place in a single-day, although your doctor will decide if your treatment should be administered in a single dose.
What effect is the Radiation likely to have on my Disease?
With radiosurgery and radiotherapy, high-energy radiation beams aim to destroy tumor cells by damaging the cells and causing them to die. Visible results, as seen on a follow-up scan, might include shrinkage of the tumor or the cessation of further tumor growth. Because cell destruction and the absorption of the cells within your system is a lengthy process, it can take up to six months before the effect of the treatment is visible on a follow-up image.
Will there be any side effects?
The procedure itself is not painful. Side effects that you might experience immediately following treatment include headache and dizziness. Your doctor will discuss with you specific side effects that may occur depending on your overall treatment plan.
What types of conditions can Novalis Tx Radiosurgery treat?
Novalis Tx Radiosurgery treats cancerous and non-cancerous conditions of the entire body, such as:
- Arteriovenous malformations (AVM)
- Trigeminal neuralgia
- Parkinson’s disease
- Acoustic neuromas
- Recurrent brain tumors
- Meningiomas of the skull base
- Spine Tumors/Metastases
Can Novalis Tx Radiosurgery perform radiotherapy and other types of treatment?
Novalis Tx Radiosurgery offers both stereotactic radiosurgery and fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy treatments. Unlike some treatment devices, it can provide a high number of treatment fractions. Studies have shown that fractionated treatment is necessary to ensure effective treatment for some tumors and protect healthy tissue. This is particularly true for tumors near auditory nerves, where extending treatment over a number of fractions can provide better treatment outcomes and preserve the patient’s hearing.
Novalis Tx Radiosurgery employs a wide range of treatment modalities-single stage, hypo- and hyper-fractionation; circular and conformal beams; dynamic conformal arcs; and IMRT-ensuring patients receive the best treatment for their individual case.
Novalis TX Radiosurgery is now emerging as the most preferred treatment of choice for Brain & Spine Tumors and is considered more advanced than CyberKnife. Read more on how Novalis TX is superior to CyberKnife in many aspects.