When appropriate, Novalis radiosurgery may result in a small number of treatment visits for patients.
Cleveland Clinic uses Novalis and Novalis Tx radiosurgery systems with state-of-the-art technology that integrates treatment planning in one system. Novalis radiosurgery accurately shapes the radiation beam to the area to be treated and uses imaging guidance and other methods to target the tissue or tumor to be treated while avoiding surrounding healthy tissues.
Novalis technology also allows for changes in the intensity of the radiation beam (intensity-modulated radiotherapy) when needed. When appropriate, Novalis radiosurgery may result in a small number of treatment visits for patients.
You and your radiation oncologist will discuss which type of radiosurgery is best suited to your needs and condition.
Cleveland Clinic is first in Ohio to treat patients using Novalis Tx.
For patients with complicated treatment plans, Novalis Tx is equipped with a robotic patient bed and an additional system to locate the tumor being treated compared with Novalis.
Novalis Tx can be used to treat a tumor of any size but can more easily treat larger tumors and more complex treatment conditions compared with Novalis.
The Novalis system is most often used to treat patients with small cancers of the lung that have not spread and isolated cancer spread, known as metastasis, in the spine.
Novalis is also appropriate to treat tissue or tumors next to sensitive structures of the body, such as brain tumors, tumors near the spine, tumors in the lung, pancreas, liver and other organs.