Advantages of the halcyon system The Halcyon system is the most recent advancement from Varian. Its leading-edge technology precisely targets the tumor while providing a treatment environment that’s quieter and more comfortable than ever before.
NONINVASIVE Radiotherapy through Halcyon is not surgery, so there are no incisions, and there is no post-surgery recovery period.
FAST Halcyon was designed to provide treatment quickly and efficiently. Imaging can be completed in about 15 seconds, and treatments are typically completed in just nine steps. That means your time on the machine is greatly reduced. In fact, most treatments are completed in about 10 minutes. That’s half of what’s expected with conventional machines.
PRECISE Thanks to Halcyon’s leading-edge, duallayer multileaf collimator (MLC)—the device that shapes the beam—the tumor can be targeted with pinpoint precision.
COMPREHENSIVE Halcyon can treat most disease sites, including the brain, the head and neck, the prostate, the lungs and the breasts.
COMFORTABLE Since Halcyon uses a quiet, water-cooled system, the treatment room can be kept at a much more comfortable temperature. Advancements like a spacious opening, ambient lighting, and low treatment couch position work to keep you as comfortable during treatment as possible. Additionally, Halcyon’s imaging and treatment components are enclosed, so you don’t see anything rotating around you.
SAFETY-CONSCIOUS Patient safety is of utmost importance. To create a closer connection between you and your therapist during treatment, Halcyon includes an integrated camera and intercom, so your radiation therapist can watch over you and speak with you at all times. If you accidently bump into the bore (the opening of the machine) during treatment, the collision detection system immediately pauses treatment and motion. In addition, Halcyon’s treatment couch is positioned low, so you can get on and off more easily