Cancer Center Technologies
Our Cancer Center proudly offers two leading cancer technologies: TomoTherapy and TrueBeam STx.
Cone Health was the first to offer TomoTherapy in North Carolina. TomoTherapy is a relatively new way to treat cancer patients. It combines precise 3-D imaging from computerized tomography (CT scanning) with highly targeted radiation beams.
This unique method improves the accuracy of the radiation dose and allows for higher levels of radiation while minimizing side effects and damage to surrounding healthy tissue. Primarily, it is used to treat head and neck, prostate and lung cancers.
In addition, Cone Health is the first in North Carolina and among the first in the nation to offer TrueBeam STx, one of the most advanced digital radiation systems in the world. By having this state-of-the-art technology at Cone Health, our patients are able to remain closer to home for specialized treatments.
Our TrueBeam STx real-time guidance system analyzes more than 100,000- data points for laser-guided treatment while its table moves and tilts to comfortably and precisely align the body for each treatment. Such precision allows for higher doses of radiation to be used, which can improve the chances of successful treatment while reducing the number of treatments and lowering the risk for complications.
The TrueBeam STx system allows our physicians to perform scalpel-free surgeries using a very high, very precise dose of radiation. This ultra-precise technology, known as stereotactic radiotherapy, allows our radiation oncologists to treat brain tumors, brain lesions and other neurological disorders. Often, results using TrueBeam STx are better than traditional surgery with the added advantage of minimally impacting surrounding tissue.