Alonso N. Gutiérrez, Ph.D., a medical physicist and professor of radiation oncology at the CTRC at the UT Health Science Center, prepares a patient for treatment with the Novalis Tx™.
Targeted Radiation Clinic benefits from CTRC Cabinet gifts
A versatile tool, Novalis Tx delivers highly customized image-guided radiation treatments with increased speed and accuracy. This advanced technology allows CTRC physicians to perform noninvasive radiosurgery, killing tumors and other lesions without an incision and often in only one treatment. In most cases, the procedure is not painful and does not require anesthesia. There is no scarring or disfigurement and little risk for infection.
"Our goal is to deliver the lowest dose of radiation possible to the healthy tissue surrounding the tumor, while maximizing it to the cancerous cells," said medical physicist Nikos Papanikolaou, Ph.D., professor of radiation oncology at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. "The Novalis Tx allows us this capability."
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