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The TrueBeam™ STx with Novalis® Radiosurgery system from Varian Medical Systems and Brainlab is a powerful noninvasive radiosurgery system that opens up treatment options for some of the most complex cancers in areas such as the lung, liver, kidney, pancreas, brain and spine. TrueBeam STx technology was developed from its inception to deliver cancer treatments with pinpoint accuracy and precision.

It works by choreographing highly sophisticated systems—imaging, beam delivery and motion control. These allow your clinician to "see" the tumor they are about to treat and apply very accurate and precise beams of radiation to it while compensating for your movement. TrueBeam STx with Novalis Radiosurgery is fast and powerful, with most treatments lasting only a few minutes.

This technology enables many different types of radiosurgery, so doctors can choose the best form of treatment for your particular cancer. The system performs both stereotactic body radiotherapy (also known as SBRT) for treatments throughout the body and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for treatments in the brain or central nervous system.

TrueBeam STx with Novalis Radiosurgery was also designed with your comfort in mind. You can be in constant contact with the therapist running the system, thanks to an enhanced communications system that enables constant interaction between you and the therapist. It's almost as if they are there in the treatment room with you. Music can be played during the treatment, which can help create a more soothing treatment environment.

TrueBeam STx with Novalis Radiosurgery is not appropriate for all cancers. Serious side effects, including fatigue and skin irritation, can occur. Treatment times may vary. Ask your doctor if TrueBeam STx with Novalis Radiosurgery treatment is right for you.