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Varian Trilogy at Banner Desert

Varian Trilogy advanced radiation therapy The Varian Trilogy at Banner Desert.  

Banner Desert Cancer Center now offers cancer patients the Varian Trilogy™ Stereotactic System -- the most advanced technology available for radiation and radiosurgery treatments.

The Trilogy system painlessly shrinks or eliminates tumors and abnormalities using focused beams of radiation.

Though it is called radiosurgery --  no incisions are required.

Patients benefit because:

  • Radiation treatments are more precise and shorter in duration, effectively treating the disease while simultaneously reducing side effects.
  • Increased accuracy and power allows physicians to treat smaller tumors in hard-to-reach places more quickly, easily and effectively.
  • The machine allows physicians to treat more types of cancers, sparing patients from invasive surgeries and/or chemotherapy.
  • Recovery and healing are fast, and the patient can resume normal activities shortly after treatment.
  • State-of-the-art motion management techniques allow doctors to coordinate treatment with a patient's breathing patterns allowing patients to breathe naturally during difficult treatments, thus reducing stress and increasing comfort.

The Trilogy system at Banner Desert Cancer Center also offers RapidArc therapies -- the only RapidArc therapy available in the Phoenix area.

RapidArc radiotherapy technology is a new approach to radiation therapy that delivers precise treatments in less than half the time than conventional radiation therapy.

A typical 10-minute radiation therapy treatment would be a 2-minute RapidArc radiotherapy treatment.

How the Trilogy system works

Advanced imaging capabilities built into the Trilogy system allow Banner Desert physicians to position patients for treatment with sub-millimeter accuracy. The system then rotates 360-degrees around the patient, enabling very small beams with varying intensity to be aimed at the tumor from multiple angles.

A respiratory gating system compensates for any tumor movement that occurs as a patient breathes. In addition, the radiation beam is highly precise, allowing Banner Desert clinicians to deliver treatments with unprecedented accuracy.

In addition, the Trilogy at Banner Desert Cancer Center:

  • Combines imaging and treatment technologies
  • Delivers the widest range of external beam radiotherapies
    • 3D conformal radiotherapy
    • Intensity-modulated radiation therapies
    • Stereotactic radiosurgery
    • Fractionated stereotactic radiation therapy
    • Intensity-modulated radiosurgery
  • Can be used for both cancer and neurosurgical treatments.
Banner Desert Medical Center
1400 S. Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ 85202
(480) 412-3000
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