RapidArc® is an advanced technology used in our TrueBeam™ system to deliver Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) with speed and precision. RapidArc has shorter treatment times than conventional IMRT which makes treatment more comfortable for patients because they spend less time in their daily treatments.
Computer-generated images are used to plan and deliver the radiation dose. RapidArc rotates 360-degrees around the patient, and delivers a sculpted, tightly-focused beam of radiation directly to a tumor from multiple angles. During treatment, the beam is continually shaped and modulated to conform to the shape of the tumor which delivers less radiation to healthy surrounding tissue.