RapidArc™

The Next Dimension in Speed and Precision

Dr. Amendola and the radiation oncology staff at Innovative Cancer Institute are committed to providing our patients with comprehensive, quality care. ICI was one of the first centers in South Florida to implement Varian RapidArc™ radiotherapy technology with a Trilogy® Linear Accelerator. This revolutionary radiation therapy treatment offers unparalleled precision in a fraction of the time it takes for conventional external beam radiation therapy.

Imagine a treatment for cancer that is simple to execute, precise, fast and easier to deliver than ever before. Best of all, RapidArc™ technology is benefiting cancer patients around the world.

Faster and Better

RapidArc™ technology exceeds the standard of care by treating patients in less than 2 minutes compared to other treatments currently used today that can take up to 40 minutes.

Keep in mind that an organ in the body moves constantly. In order for a treatment to be delivered accurately, targeting technologies must be employed seconds before the treatment beam is turned on. The longer the treatment beam is on, the higher the chance that some minor shifts in the position of the targeted area can occur. By using RapidArc™, the chance that part of the tumor will be moved out of the targeting beam's area, or that healthy tissue will be affected, is drastically reduced. Less time spent under the beam improves performance, precision, and most importantly, patient satisfaction.

 

Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy:

RapidArc™ is a volumetric arc therapy that delivers a precisely sculpted 3D dose distribution with a single 360-degree rotation of the linear accelerator. This is a volumetric modulated arc therapy that differs from existing techniques like IMRT or intensity-modulated arc therapy (IMAT) because it delivers dose to the whole volume, rather than slice by slice. RapidArc™ ensures the treatment precision, helping to spare normal healthy tissue.

 

Varian RapidArc FAQ's

Varian RapidArc™ radiotherapy technology is a new breakthrough in cancer treatment that delivers powerful and precise tumor-destroying radiation in a treatment that takes less than two minutes a day.