Truebeam Radiotherapy is an advanced radiotherapy system. It was designed from the ground up to deliver more powerful cancer treatments with pinpoint accuracy and precision. It uniquely integrates advanced imaging and motion management technologies within a sophisticated new architecture that makes it possible to deliver treatments more quickly while monitoring and compensating for tumor motion, opening the door to new possibilities for the treatment of lung, breast, prostate, head and neck, as well as other cancers.
Why should a patient prefer Truebeam?
There are many reasons to choose Truebeam for radiotherapy. This technology gives our doctors the tools to treat many different types of cancers. Also, Truebeam is fast. Simple treatments that once took 10 to 30 minutes can now be completed in less than two minutes. As well as allowing for a more comfortable experience for the patient with less time on the treatment couch, faster delivery also allows for reduced chances of tumor motion during treatment, which helps protect nearby healthy tissue and critical organs.
The precision of the Truebeam system is measured in increments of less than a millimeter. This accuracy is made possible by the system’s sophisticated architecture, which synchronizes imaging, patient positioning, motion management, beam shaping and dose delivery, performing accuracy checks every ten milliseconds throughout the entire treatment. Truebeam imaging technology can produce the three-dimensional images used to fine-tune tumor targeting in 60% less time than others. Additional functionality makes it possible to create images using 25% less X-ray dose. These images are used to fine-tune a patient’s position prior to and during the treatment process.
What is unique about LIV Hospital’s Radiotherapy Treatment?
The main advantages of the Truebeam system at LIV Hospital are ease, precision and speed. Thanks to its pinpoint accuracy, the Truebeam system can be used to treat many different types of tumors, including those in sensitive areas such as the abdomen, liver, lung, breast, and head and neck. Treatments focus powerful radiation on the tumor while minimizing exposure of surrounding healthy tissues. Truebeam was designed from the ground up to seamlessly integrate sophisticated imaging and radiation delivery treatments. What this means for our patients, is accuracy, speed and comfort. What it means for our doctors, is the ability to treat many different types of complex cancer cases.
How long will radiotherapy treatment take?
Most of radiotherapy treatments continue for between 4 to 6 weeks, depending on the type of your cancer. During this period, radiotherapy is applied in weekdays (everyday, from Monday to Friday) and there will be no treatment on Saturday and Sunday, as the patient’s body has to rest 2 days per week. Each session every day, will take around half an hour including the preparation and checking out, so patients do not stay at hospital during the total radiotherapy period. Knowing this, patients should consider a long accommodation period in Turkey. Good news is that, our doctors or our international patient representatives will tell you exactly, about how many days you will have to stay in Turkey, and we will organize long-term accommodation packages at our contracted hotels or apartments according to your preference. This is how we do it for hundreds of our international radiotherapy patients.
Why choose LIV Hospital?
Many types of cancer is much curable, especially when diagnosed early. Its treatment requires a perfect multidisciplinary approach by the related clinical branch in addition to Medical Oncology, Radiotherapy, Nuclear Medicine and Radiology clinics. All these clinics should cover high technology and deep experience together. Do not forget that technology itself is never enough, as experienced medical teams are needed to use those high-tech equipment. So, patients should question who the doctors are, when choosing the right center for a real fight against cancer.
As LIV Hospital, we are proud of having the most experienced and talented doctors with different expertise, who have been handling high number of cancer cases through a real multidisciplinary approach. As one of the leading reference hospitals in Europe, we have been curing thousands of such patients from different countries every year.
For international patients:
Every year, hundreds of patients from different countries prefer us for our deepest expertise in cancer treatment. The procedure starts with your first contact, during which you tell us about your medical condition and send your medical reports. We have an experienced team of International Patient Services Department, where our agents speak 12 different languages including Arabic, Russian, Georgian and more. They handle your request carefully and communicate with our doctors immediately. If necessary, they organize telephone or video calls between you and our medical team, so that we make sure that we understand you correctly, before we prepare your treatment plan in detail.
We also give full support in meeting you at the airport, organizing your accommodation, giving interpreter services, preparing your medical reports in your own language in order to make you feel at home during your stay in Turkey.
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