Novalis Radiosurgery strengthens the strategic position of facilities dedicated to a comprehensive and focused vision of 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 470 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 radiosurgical indications, Novalis features a dedicated high definition beam shaping device. Radiosurgery targets are usually much smaller than lesions treated by conventional radiotherapy and are often located near critical structures that demand increased conformity. Novalis Radiosurgery centers all have access to integrated collimation and treatment planning solutions designed to deliver elevated radiosurgical accuracy².
ExacTrac ensures submillimetric precision during radiotherapy and radiosurgery treatments and provides clinicians with a unique X-Ray based tool that verifies the patient’s position according to their internal anatomy. The ExacTrac frameless radiosurgery system enables highly accurate delivery of single- or multi-fraction treatments and facilitates a streamlined workflow improving scheduling flexibility for imaging, planning and treatment.
Brainlab Elements, a comprehensive suite of software applications, expands radiosurgery treatment planning capabilities with high-performance tools and straightforward, automated clinical workflows. Elements set the standard for fast, easy-to-use and indication-specific radiosurgery tools that enable the most sophisticated treatments.
Novalis Circle is a worldwide network of clinicians dedicated to the advancement of radiosurgery. Novalis Radiosurgery users represent the leading edge in the application of SRS and SBRT and their participation in the Novalis Circle community indicates their strong commitment to improving healthcare. The communication and collaboration network Novalis Circle fosters the development of new ideas and treatment optimization that continue to change the face of cancer treatment.
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 helps institutions to assess current practices in relation to other Novalis Certified centers of excellence 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 procedure.
Novalis Radiosurgery offers a complete online and offline marketing package to publicize and promote the clinical benefits of the radiosurgery center of excellence within both professional and patient advocacy networks.
Some doctors may opt to use a minimally invasive head frame for certain procedures.
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