Radiation Oncology Services
- Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation
- Align RT
- BrainLab Novalis Powered by TrueBeam STx Featuring RapidArc Technology
- CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery
- Gamma Knife Perfexion
- IMRT: Revolutionary Radiation Therapy
- TrueBeam Radiosurgery
- Radiation Therapy: Frequently Asked Questions
- Medical Physics
Rhode Island Hospital is only hospital in the state to offer TrueBeam cancer treatment, a state-of-the-art form of radiosurgery that treats cancerous and non-cancerous conditions by shaping its cancer-fighting radiation beam to the tumor.
This precise beam ensures that the maximum prescribed dose of radiation is delivered to the entire tumor while protecting healthy tissue. TrueBeam's remarkable accuracy is further enhanced by its ability to adapt treatment to adjust to breathing and other body movements so that radiation is delivered completely and safely.
TrueBeam radiosurgery can deliver treatment in as little as 15 to 20 minutes for a more comfortable experience and reduce the likelihood of body or tumor movements, increasing overall accuracy.
In addition to its treatment technology, TrueBeam was designed for optimal patient experience with quieter operation and built-in music capabilities. Patients have constant two-way audio and video control that allows for easy communication with the therapist throughout treatment and enables close monitoring at all times.
Shaping the beam precisely to the patient’s tumor ensures that the best possible treatment dose is delivered—and healthy tissue is protected.
Conditions Treated by TrueBeam
TrueBeam radiosurgery treats cancerous and non-cancerous conditions including:
- Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
- Brain metastases / gliomas
- Cavernous angiomas
- Intractable seizures
- Liver tumors / metastases
- Lung tumors / metastases
- Skull base meningiomas
- Parkinson’s disease
- Pediatric brain tumors
- Pituitary adenomas
- Prostate cancer / metastases
- Recurrent brain tumors
- Spine tumors / metastases
- Trigeminal neuralgia
Other Benefits of TrueBeam Radiosurgery
TrueBeam Radiosurgery Is Fast
TrueBeam offers one-time treatment or a series of treatments based on physician recommendations.
TrueBeam Radiosurgery Is Personalized
Flexible treatment options ensure that each patient receives the best treatment for their condition. TrueBeam delivers one of the highest dose rates to treat tumors deep inside the body or brain, and offers options to those with clinical conditions once considered untreatable and for whom surgery is not recommended.