Novalis Radiosurgery strengthens the strategic position of facilities dedicated to a comprehensive and focused vision for excellence in targeted cancer treatments
Novalis® Radiosurgery is an advanced configuration of specialized tools dedicated to fast, precise and highly targeted SRS and SBRT treatments. Available at more than 430 centers worldwide, the Novalis Radiosurgery Program is built on over two decades of stereotactic expertise with cutting edge software and equipment developed specifically for radiosurgery.
To obtain the dose fall-off necessary to treat challenging radiosurgery indications, Novalis features a dedicated high definition beam shaping device. Radiosurgery targets are usually much smaller than lesions treated by conventional radiotherapy indications and are often located near critical structures that demand increased conformity. Novalis Radiosurgery centers all have access to an integrated collimation and treatment planning solution designed to deliver elevated radiosurgical accuracy.²
Frameless positioning and alignment control are vital image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) capabilities in the maintenance of consistent and end-to-end treatment accuracy. ExacTrac, a highly automated IGRT system, enables precise patient setup and verification in a simple streamlined workflow.
A comprehensive software suite expands radiosurgery treatment planning capabilities with high-performance tools and straightforward, automated clinical workflows. Brainlab software sets the standard for fast, precise radiosurgery with easy-to-use tools that provide access to the most sophisticated treatments.
Novalis® Circle is a worldwide network of clinicians dedicated to the advancement of radiosurgery. Comprised of nearly 1000 clinicians worldwide, Novalis Circle makes up the largest multidisciplinary community that exists across radiation oncology, radiosurgery and neurosurgery. Novalis Radiosurgery users represent the leading edge in the application of radiosurgery and SBRT and their participation in the Novalis Circle community indicates their strong commitment to improving healthcare.
Novalis Certified promotes the delivery of cranial and body radiosurgery at a level of efficacy and safety commensurate with the highest standards of clinical practice. Built on the recommendations of the Novalis Expert Panel, the program adds value to centers with its dedicated focus.
Novalis Certified promotes the independent external review of specialized procedures, workflows and collaborative medical approaches necessary for high precision radiation oncology treatments. Adhering to the highest standards of SRS/SBRT, a combination of offsite and onsite review of treatment programs provides an in-depth analysis of the major areas of quality, safety and procedural excellence.
Novalis Radiosurgery offers a complete online and offline marketing package to promote the radiosurgery center of excellence within both professional and patient advocacy networks and publicize the clinical benefits.
Some doctors may opt to use a minimally invasive head frame for certain procedures.
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