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Trilogy is built around an advanced medical linear accelerator, a machine that rotates 360 degrees around the patient to deliver radiotherapy treatments from many angles.

The Trilogy accelerator has been enhanced for stereotactic applications, which means it delivers higher doses of radiation to smaller areas over a shorter period of time.

Trilogy incorporates sophisticated technology for shaping the radiation beam so that the dose of radiation is limited to the tumor region. By changing the beam shape over time while delivering the radiation, doctors achieve very fine control over how, and where, the radiation is administered.

Trilogy incorporates a number of technologies for positioning patients accurately, including:

This page was last updated on: June 24, 2009.