Image Guided Radiotherapy Technology-Rapidarc
RapidArc is a radiation treatment therapy and a new form of Image-Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT) technology, developed by Varian Medical Systems, that allows for substantially shorter treatment times than other methods of External Beam Radiation Therapy (EBRT). In some instances, the total treatment time may be reduced to only 1/8 of the time needed with other approaches. The accuracy of the radiation is improved over other treatment methods, because moving targets, such as the prostate, have less time to move during a treatment of a shorter duration. This treatment delivers its entire volume of radiation at once, as opposed to most other techniques, which may also improve accuracy. Ongoing research will provide more definitive answers in the near future.
UAB was the first site in the United States to treat with RapidArc. Learn more about UAB and RadidArc here.
- Physicians – click here to learn more about radiation oncologists who treat cancers using RapidArc.