Henry Ford Health System deploys Varian Novalis Tx platform

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Using Novalis Tx technologies from Varian Medical Systems and BrainLAB, clinicians within the Henry Ford Health System are treating patients with image-guided stereotactic body radiotherapy. Using the image guidance tools that are part of the Novalis Tx platform, clinicians can generate 3D images of the targeted tumor and surrounding tissues prior to every treatment.

The Novalis Tx platform from Varian Medical Systems and BrainLAB includes a linear accelerator, which rotates around the patient to target tumors from virtually any angle. A set of image guidance and motion management tools provide clinicians with detailed information about the shape, size and position of a targeted tumor and compensate for tumor motion that occurs during treatment.

The Novalis Tx also includes a high-definition beam-shaping device that dynamically shapes and reshapes the treatment beam during a treatment so that it matches the shape of the tumor from every angle of approach, according to the company.