Video Description: (No Audio) Patients receiving head and neck treatments are typically immobilized using a face mask as shown in the video, to stabilize and hold them in position for treatment. The clinician can use the controls located on the side of the treatment couch or a hand pendant to align the patient. Prior to treatment, the clinician verifies the tumor location by using the system's kV imager, which produces low-dose, high-resolution kilovoltage X-ray images. To be as precise as possible, any adjustments needed in patient positioning can be done automatically through the couch controls or outside the room at the treatment console.
The treatment console area is filled with high-tech computers and monitors. This is where the clinician is stationed when treatment is delivered. Of course, the clinician can see, hear and interact with the patient at all times. In some clinics, music may be played during treatment to create a soothing environment for the patient. The patient is now ready for treatment.
The clinician is prompted for imaging and treatment delivery by TrueBeam's automated and simplified control system, which enhances the speed of treatments. A superior workflow with features such as simplified push-button image acquisition and full automation of beam delivery can make treatments 50% faster.