CyberKnife is the world’s first and only robotic radiosurgery system for the body. The James Graham Brown Cancer Center is the only facility in Louisville that offers this technology. Click here for much more information on Louisville CyberKnife at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center.
The TrueBeam™ system is an advanced radiotherapy system for cancer patients who need radiation therapy. TrueBeam is only available in the Louisville area at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center. Click here for much more information on the benefits of TrueBeam.
The Trilogy system is optimized for multiple forms of treatment, from radiation therapy to radiosurgery.
Physicians at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center utilize the Trilogy system for multiple options for cancer and neurosurgical treatment:
- IMRT using IGRT – without holding your breath
- Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is an advanced mode of high-precision radiotherapy that delivers precise radiation doses to a malignant tumor or specific areas within the tumor.
- Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) is the use of frequent imaging during a course of radiation therapy to improve the precision and accuracy of the delivery of treatment.
- Stereotactic radiosurgery
- Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a highly precise form of radiation therapy initially used to treat brain tumors and abnormalities, but used for multiple cancer treatments today. Despite its name, SRS is a non-surgical procedure that delivers precisely-targeted radiation at much higher doses than traditional radiation therapy while sparing healthy tissue nearby.
Trilogy Rapid Arc
The innovative RapidArc radiotherapy technology on a Trilogy® system represents the latest evolution of cancer treatment technology, setting new benchmarks for speed, precision and patient comfort.
TomoTherapy Hi-Art System
The James Graham Brown Cancer Center was the first in Kentucky to adopt the TomoTherapy system into clinical use. It’s benefits include:
Delivery of therapeutic radiation from 360 degrees. Conventional machine design allows radiation to be delivered from only a few directions. More beam directions give physicians more control in how they plan treatments—and more assurance that dose will be confined to the tumor, reducing the risk of short- and long-term side effects.
- Thousands of targeted beamlets. The TomoTherapy treatment system uses a patented multi-leaf collimator (MLC) that divides the radiation beam into beamlets, all aimed at the tumor. Typically, tens of thousands of beamlets are used in a single TomoTherapy treatment session. Powerful software optimizes the contribution of each one to the total tumor dose, minimizing exposure to healthy tissue.
Brachytherapy is a procedure allows physicians to deliver a higher total dose of radiation to a smaller area in a shorter time than is possible with external beam radiation treatments. The James Graham Brown Cancer has multiple technologies including high dose rate afterloading brachytherapy, which allows the physician to choose the best approach for each patient.