RapidArc® radiotherapy technology by Varian Medical Systems offers all the benefits of IMRT in dramatically shorter treatment times.
RapidArc uses a dynamic multileaf collimator (MLC), variable dose rate, and variable gantry speed to generate IMRT-quality dose distributions in a single optimized arc around the patient. Clinicians can now deliver continuously modulated dose to the entire tumor volume while sparing normal, healthy tissue.
RapidArc represents a major advance in radiation therapy.
RapidArc® radiotherapy technology for stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) enables unprecedented speed and shorter treatment times. The RapidArc image gallery shows RapidArc SBRT images of head and neck, spine, thorax, abdomen, and pelvis patients. The images can be viewed by clicking on the image gallery link below.
RapidArc planning for Eclipse™ treatment planning system is fast, simple, and precise. With virtually no learning curve, you can quickly plan for IMRT-quality treatments and deliver RapidArc treatments in just a fraction of the time. Click on the image to view a demonstration showing the process for planning a RapidArc treatment.
RapidArc® radiotherapy technology is simple, precise, fast...a treatment technique that will change the way patients are treated, forever; greatly benefiting cancer patients around the world. RapidArc points the way toward fast, simple cancer treatment, starting with precision that matches or exceeds the dose conformity of today’s best IMRT techniques. Click on the image to see an overview of RapidArc technology.
RapidArc dramatically reduces the amount of time patients spend on the couch. Click on the image to see just how quickly you can achieve imaging, patient positioning and treatment with Varian's advanced technology.
RapidArc delivery uses a dynamic MLC, variable dose rate, and variable gantry speed to generate IMRT-quality dose distributions in a single optimized arc around the patient. Clinicians can now deliver continuously modulated dose to the entire tumor volume while sparing normal, healthy tissue.
RapidArc, a major advance this year from Varian Medical Systems, will improve dose conformity while significantly shortening treatment times. RapidArc will achieve a physician's treatment objectives better than today's best IMRT techniques— two to eight times faster than our fastest dynamic treatments can be delivered today. What multislice did for CT scanning, RapidArc will do for radiation therapy.
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