A local cancer patient has become the first person in Australia to be treated with a new radiation therapy technology at Icon Group’s Radiation Oncology Centre located at Gold Coast Private Hospital.
Icon is the first in the nation to offer Varian’s HyperArc™, a new advanced cancer treatment technology providing a true end-to-end solution for multiple brain tumours. The HyperArc technology utilises the features of the Varian TrueBeam linear accelerator to accurately deliver precise radiation therapy and enables a patient’s cancer treatment to be delivered with greater efficiency, accuracy and comfort.
HyperArc enables clinicians to treat multiple tumours with high-doses of radiation therapy precisely pinpointing the tumours in various locations in the brain – all with a full automated system. It enables multiple tumours to be treated while ensuring limited doses to surrounding healthy brain tissue. Some systems require multiple setup points and the need for treatments to stop and start, meaning patients are on the treatment bed for longer.