Preparing a patient for treatment with Trilogy
The TrilogyTM System can be used to treat a wide range of cancers, which means that patients now have more options.
In the past, patients who had very small tumors were usually not candidates for radiation therapy because doctors had to treat an area significantly larger than the cancerous site. Treatment with Trilogy gives these patients another option, since treatment can be focused in increments smaller than a millimeter.
Image-guided radiosurgery was previously limited to tumors of the brain. Now, thanks to advances in imaging, precision beam delivery, treatment planning and patient-positioning technologies, there is new hope for treating previously unreachable tumors, and at earlier stages when the cancer is most curable.
Trilogy can be used to treat most types of cancer, including:
Trilogy can also be used to target tumors that lie extremely close to critical structures or organs, such as the spinal cord or, in the case of head and neck cancer, the eyes or the salivary glands.