Florida cancer center deploys Varian RapidArc

Twitter icon
Facebook icon
LinkedIn icon
e-mail icon
Google icon

Bethesda Memorial Hospital's Comprehensive Cancer Center of Boynton Beach, Fla., will utilize Varian Medical Systems’ RapidArc device to deliver intensity-modulated radiation therapy.

The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company said its RapidArc equipped linear accelerator delivers treatments in a single rotation. During the rotation, the treatment beam continually morphs to the shape and volume of the tumor at multiple angles. Each of treatment takes about 70 seconds to complete once positioned for treatment and image guidance technology has pinpointed the tumor's location, Varian said.