The latest radiosurgery technology for the treatment of cancer.
South Miami, FL (PRWEB) October 16, 2014
Innovative Cancer Institute announced it is the first in the Southeastern United States to install the Edge™ system from Varian Medical Systems, for treating cancer and other conditions with high-precision, non-invasive radiosurgery.
“This state-of-the-art system will enable us to offer patients a fast, effective surgical option without an incision or the need to recover in a hospital setting,” said Dr. Beatriz Amendola, Medical Director. “Its knifelike beam can accurately target tumors of the brain, spine, and lung, even in areas that are typically difficult to reach surgically.”
The Edge™ radiosurgery system is a non-invasive option that delivers high-intensity radiation treatments with surgical precision. It utilizes advanced imaging as well as real-time motion tracking technologies to keep radiation focused on the targeted tumor or abnormality. Using the Edge™ system, clinicians can deliver radiosurgery procedures with sub-millimeter accuracy while minimizing exposure of surrounding healthy tissue. Treatments are completed typically in about fifteen minutes, meaning that patients are in and out of the treatment center in just about an hour.
“Radiosurgery can be appropriate for many early-stage cancers and metastases to treat tumors in many areas of the body. Even breast cancer patients with less than 5 metastases can be cured” said Dr. Beatriz Amendola. “Better diagnostic tools are making it possible for us to see tumors much earlier, and radiosurgery is often an ideal approach for attacking these tumors without the use of conventional surgery.”
Innovative Cancer Institute celebrates its addition of the Edge™ radiosurgery system with a new state of art center located at 5995 SW 71 St, South Miami, FL 33143.