Happened to run across this on-line tool today. Sometimes travel expenses, time and availability can be factors for men who are seeking various types of radiation treatment. This particular tool will show the sites using the common Varian systems that may be at facilities nearby, or provide information that such facilities even exist if one did not know it before. (Not an endorsement, just another tool.)
A Legend tells which of the following might apply to a particular
Calypso - The Calypso® system, also known as “GPS for the body,” continuously tracks a tumor’s position during radiation treatment, enabling your clinicians to keep the beam focused on the tumor, minimizing the dose to surrounding healthy tissue.
Edge - The Edge™ system is a high precision radiosurgery system that provides a non-invasive alternative to traditional surgery. The Edge delivers high intensity beams with precision and accuracy to parts of the body that are often difficult to treat with surgery.
HDR Brachytherapy - Brachytherapy is a radiotherapy technique that treats cancer by placing radioactive sources directly into or next to the target treatment area.
IGRT - Image-guided radiotherapy , or IGRT uses sophisticated imaging technologies to guide the delivery of precise forms of radiation therapy, allowing your doctors to see and track a tumor at the time of treatment.
IMRT - Intensity modulated radiation therapy, or IMRT, adjusts the shape and intensity of the radiation radiation beam to precisely conform to the area being treated.
ProBeam - The ProBeam™ proton therapy system uses protons rather than X-rays to treat cancerous tumors with great precision. It is effective for certain types of cancers and can treat with a high dose of radiation to the tumor, while delivering lower radiation to the surrounding healthy tissue.
RapidArc - RapidArc® radiotherapy is an advanced volumetric arc therapy that combines the use of both IMRT and IGRT. It delivers a treatment in typically less than two minutes with a single 360-degree rotation of the accelerator gantry .
The Novalis Tx - The Novalis Tx™ is a powerful radiosurgery system that uses image-guidance and motion management tools to provide your doctors with information about
the size, shape and position of a tumor, while closely monitoring the patient via a closed-circuit television monitoring system.
Trilogy - The Trilogy™ system combines treatment and imaging in a linear accelerator that treats a wide variety of cancers. It offers a range of treatment modalities such as Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), for both radiation therapy and radiosurgery cases.
TrueBeam - The TrueBeam® system provides fast, precise, non-invasive treatments for a wide range of cancers. A powerful system for both radiotherapy and radiosurgery , TrueBeam delivers the latest in advanced treatment techniques.
Dx Nov 2013 Metastatic Prostate Cancer at Age 65
Numerous Bone Mets and Lymph Nodes, PSA 5,006
ADT Lupron + Zometa, PSA Nadir 1.0
Resistance after two years.
Short rechallenge Casodex.
Oct 2016 Provenge
Dec 2016 Start Xtandi, PSA 95
Sep 2017 Xtandi PSA Nadir 1.2
Feb 2018 PSA 1.7