Advanced Radiosurgery With Novalis Tx

Image-guided radiosurgery tailored to your needs

The University of Kansas Hospital Cancer Center

Image-guided radiosurgery (IGRS) quickly delivers precisely focused, high energy radiation to a localized area. IGRS is a noninvasive way to destroy tumors or perform procedures that may not be possible using conventional surgery. This includes treating malignant and benign lesions, brain metastases, arteriovenous malformations and functional lesions.

Novalis Tx combines a powerful linear accelerator (LINAC) with advanced image guidance and motion management tools. Doctors can quickly perform precise, noninvasive image-guided radiosurgery procedures. Patients receive fast, accurate, nonsurgical treatments for cancer and other conditions in the brain, head, neck and body.

The University of Kansas Hospital Cancer Center

Procedures include:

  • Stereotactic radiosurgery, which eradicates tiny lesions in a single session
  • Image-guided radiotherapy, which uses a lower dose over several sessions

Conditions treated

Novalis Tx can be used to treat noncancerous and cancerous conditions such as:

  • Arteriovenous malformations (AVM)
  • Brain metastases
  • Cavernous angiomas
  • Liver tumors
  • Low and high grade gliomas
  • Lung tumors
  • Neurofibromas 
  • Prostate tumors
  • Spinal tumors
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Vestibular schwannomas

Benefits of Novalis Tx

Novalis Tx is one of the most advanced technologies for radiation treatment available today. Treatment benefits include:

  • Extremely precise targeting to minimize radiation damage to normal tissue
  • Beam shaped to match the tumor or lesion outline and evenly distribute the radiation dose
  • Shortest treatment time to prevent errors caused by minor movements
  • Noninvasive treatment using only minor incisions for cranial halo procedures
  • Painless procedure usually performed on an outpatient basis

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