The ARTISTETM linear accelerator can be used for different treatment approaches, including 3D-Conformal radiation therapy, Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) and Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT).
This system is made for high-precision radiation therapy and uses multiple imaging modalities. It is ideally suited for Image-Guided Radiation Therapy or IGRT to improve targeting of the radiation beam and reduce risk to nearby tissue. The system gives your doctor the opportunity to tailor your treatment and choose the radiation therapy modality that is best for your particular case. The Siemens syngo® RT Therapist operating system integrates imaging with treatment delivery to provide fast and accurate radiation delivery and the Siemens open design and large patient clearance provides you with a comfortable and safe environment.
Siemens linear accelerators provide a precisely sculpted 3D radiation dose as they rotate 360º around you. Many of these systems can continuously monitor the movement of your tumor as you breathe (“respiratory gating”) and only deliver radiation when the tumor is in exactly the right place. This allows for a higher, more effective dosage amount without additional risk of side effects, including damage to normal, surrounding tissues.