Daily dose	
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Continuous correction for
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Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Vs. Proton Therapy

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San Diego Radiosurgery specializes in stereotactic radiosurgery using Novalis Tx® technology. The Novalis Tx treats patients with a procedure called stereotactic radiosurgery, a nonsurgical method of treating tumors with high-dose radiation precisely aimed from different angles. Call San Diego Radiosurgery 760-739-3835 to speak to a representative.

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Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Vs. Proton Therapy

  1. 1. Daily dose Accuracy (tissue margin) Number of treatments Number of radiation beams Continuous correction for breathing and movement Novalis Tx Proton Therapy 4 - 20 Gy per fraction 1.8 - 2.0 Gy per fraction 6 - 7 weeks 20 - 30 millimeters1 - 5 millimeters 1 - 5 beams 2 - 3 beams 1 - 5 days YES NO Treatment Comparison Proton Therapy Proton therapy is a type of particle therapy in which high-energy proton beams are delivered to tumors by a cyclotron. With proton therapy, doctorsdeterminetheprecisepointinapatient’s body where the proton releases the majority of its energy, maximizing exposure to cancer cells while minimizing exposure to normal tissue. Proton therapy is usually delivered in 20-35 treatments with typical outpatient sessions lasting less than five minutes. Side effects, such as fatigue, are usually minor and temporary. Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy SBRT is a specialized form of radiation therapy administered in no more than five treatments by an advanced radiosurgery system. During treatment, high doses of radiation are delivered to tumors with pinpointprecision.Atypicaltreatmentsession takes about 15 minutes and does not require surgery or sedation. Due to the extreme accuracy of radiation delivery, side effects, if any, are usually minor and temporary. SDRadiosurgery.com - 760-739-3835 - 555 East Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92025 About San Diego Radiosurgery Opened in 2008 through a partnership with Palomar Health, San Diego Radiosurgery specializes in stereotactic radiosurgery using Novalis Tx® technology. Our center was one of the first in the country to treat a patient using the Novalis Tx radiosurgery platform with ExacTrac® adaptive gating. This technology enables doctors to adjust the size and shape of radiation beams, compensating for patient movement and minimizing radiation exposure to healthy tissue. San Diego Radiosurgery has extensive experiencetreatinglungcancerpatients,whichrepresentthemajorityofourcases. The information contained in this document is presented in summary form only and is not intended to replace or serve as a substitute for your duty to verify that such information is proper for your patient’s signs, symptoms, conditions or circumstance(s).

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