Patient wears GoPro helmet camera to share his radiation treatment experience with others
We're proud to offer patients innovative cancer treatment with Colorado's first TrueBeam STx.
The TrueBeam STx can be used to treat virtually any type of cancer in any location on the body. The ultra-precise technology can treat more complex and more advanced cancers than older linear accelerator technologies.
A complex radiosurgery that typically takes 30 to 60 minutes can be completed in just 5 to 20 minutes with the TrueBeam STx.
The TrueBeam STx pinpoints radiation beam delivery with sub-millimeter accuracy, making it possible to radiate brain and other complex tumors without destroying nearby healthy tissue.
The TrueBeam STx was recently installed at PVHS' Harmony Campus in Fort Collins as part of a $7.1 million expansion of its radiation oncology department. Dr. Petit, our medical director, has experience treating patients with the TrueBeam STx technology through his training in the Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, as well as several years leading a busy radiosurgery program at the large radiation oncology center in the Washington DC area.
See photos from our first patient treatments done March 20, 2012.
Read more about radiotherapy with TrueBeam STx from PVHS News.
If you have questions or would like more information, please contact our radiation oncology team:
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