Versa HDTM innovative oncology treatment system
The most accurate and high-speed cancer treatment, advanced stereotactic radiation therapy (SRT) innovative solution. Stereotactic radiosurgery Versa HD.
Versa HD device is versatile and is not limited only to radiation therapy, but also features stereotactic capabilities. This device is designed for the most complex stereotactic procedures, it provides maximum clinical flexibility and operational efficiency to reduce treatment time.
Versatility for more personalized cancer treatment.
The future of radiotherapy lies in a more personalized approach to treatment. Personalized radiotherapy is the guarantee of results and no further relapse in the future. The outcome of treatment depends primarily on the accuracy and dose that is delivered to the tumor. The stronger the dose, the more likely it is to kill the tumor, however, there is a greater risk of damage to healthy tissue, which can lead to irreparable consequences.
Those who have been treated on the machines of the old generation perfectly understand what we are talking about. That is why the accuracy of radiotherapy is the most important criterion for a successful outcome of treatment. Unfortunately, not all machines can guarantee such accuracy. That is why, the creators of the gamma knife, created a unique device for stereotactic thermocoagulation and radiotherapy in one device. The creators of the Versa device, guarantee the maximum and at the same time safe result after the course of treatment.
Curing cancer in one radiotherapy session is possible in France!
The enhanced accuracy of the universal radiotherapeutic platform Versa HD provides many clinical and operational benefits that make Versa HD a unique device for the treatment of oncological diseases.
- Shorter radiation delivery times, comparing to previous Elekta linacs models - overall, the device reduces exposure time for brain cancer by 73 percent, 62 percent for lung cancer and 62 percent for liver cancer.
- The ability to launch a stereotactic program allows innovative treatment options for patients as a supplement to more common radiation methods such as radiotherapy. This technique is called stereotactic thermocoagulation, it literally burns out the tumor.
- Empowering existing programs capabilities to reach inaccessible tumors, including lungs, brain, spine, prostate and liver tumors, which was previously impossible for many patients.
Versa HD is paired with the intelligent treatment of Elekta Planning System, Monaco. One of the machines is a performer, while the other is a planner. The Monaco device calculates the individual dose with 100% accuracy and indicates to Versa where it needs to be delivered.
The Monaco device needs only 15 minutes to calculate the individual program for each patient, the goal is to deliver a large dose of radiation while not damaging healthy cells. Planning with Monaco is led by a doctor, but the system protects the patient from human errors, which can be fatal for the patient.
Monaco easily plans treatment even in the most difficult cases, giving hope to more patients. The Monaco system allows an improved understanding of the dose behavior. This delivery system is so accurate that radiobiological modeling can further personalize the patient's treatment. The Monte-Carlo simulation program is the most accurate method of calculating the dose, it also predicts how the dose will act on its way to the tumor.
Beware of old-generation radiotherapy for oncology treatment!
Many people in vain consider radiotherapy (radiation therapy) safe. This is because the effect of radiation is not immediately visible, as for example in chemotherapy. However, hiding in a healthy cell, radiation can manifest itself at the most unexpected moment, sometimes with a delay of decades. This can lead not only to cancer-recurrence but also to other problems, such as numbness of the body part or chronic pain, in case the nerve was touched.
Patients think that radiation therapy is performed in the same way everywhere, but as well as about chemotherapy, it is not right to think so. The new generation of devices is very expensive, not all clinics even in developed countries can afford it. Therefore, dangerous and inaccurate devices of the previous generation are mainly used. But even modern devices do not allow perfect accuracy, so the risks remain in place and sessions are held longer and more often.
Thanks to innovative radiotherapy in France and its ultraprecision, it is possible to expose the rays of maximum intensity, which will reduce the treatment to one to three sessions, depending on the tumor. It is effective and safe, plus there is an opportunity of thermocoagulation of the tumor to neutralize it for sure.
Safe and effective oncology treatment is available in France at the Center of High Energy. Read also an article about HIFU for prostate cancer.