The Edge® Radiosurgery System for Cancer Treatment
The Edge Difference
The Edge® radiosurgery system from Varian offers a new line of defense in the fight against cancer. Using advanced cancer treatment technology, the Edge® offers patients a fast, effective option for treating tumors without incisions or the need for overnight hospital stays. It can be used to treat tumors found in the lung, prostate, brain, spine and other indications throughout the body. The Edge radiosurgery system uses a real-time tumor tracking system so radiation oncologists can detect slight tumor movement, thus potentially minimizing the radiation dose to surrounding healthy tissue.
How It Works
The Edge® radiosurgery system opens the door for a non-invasive alternative to conventional treatments. With an eye toward improving treatment ease and convenience, patients can expect a more comfortable experience because the procedure is non-invasive with no incision needed. Edge treatments are usually completed within the same week taking only 1 to 5 sessions. Each session lasts less than an hour, which helps patients get quickly in and out of treatment.
With the Edge® radiosurgery system, a wide range of tumors that are typically difficult to reach with traditional methods can be targeted and treated with precision. The Edge system works by delivering large, targeted doses of radiation to obliterate cancer cells. To accurately deliver the recommended amount of radiation, the Edge rotates around the tumor from many different angles. Using precise beam sculpting and a real-time tracking system, radiation oncologists are able to deliver high radiation doses to destroy the tumor while minimizing exposure to surrounding healthy tissue.
Why choose the Edge radiosurgery system:
*Edge radiosurgery is not appropriate for all cancers. Serious side effects, including fatigue and skin irritation, can occur. Ask your doctor if the Edge radiosurgery system is right for you.
Learn more about the Edge®
To learn more about the Edge®, download our brochure or watch our video for more information.