The following is a typical example of treatment with Novalis® Radiosurgery
STEP 1: APPLICATION OF THE FACE MASK
For treatment of cranial conditions, a non-invasive, custom-made face mask is applied over the patient’s face. The face mask is formed for each patient and the process is completely painless and typically requires no anesthesia.
STEP 2: DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING
A series of CT scans will be taken to precisely define the size and shape of the tumor and its position amid other structures within your brain.
STEP 3: IMAGE TRANSFER AND PLANNING
After imaging is complete, the information is gathered and transferred to the Novalis Radiosurgery treatment planning workstation to determine the precise tumor location, dose and configuration of the shaped beams. Patients are free to move around while treatment is being planned. Once the customized treatment plan is complete, a series of carefully controlled quality checks are performed using precise Novalis radiosurgery instruments, ensuring that the shaped beams will be precisely delivered.
STEP 4: TREATMENT
The patient is taken to the treatment room and positioned comfortably on the specially designed couch. Next, the patient is secured to prevent movement during the procedure. Once treatment begins, Novalis Radiosurgery rotates around the patient, delivering the prescribed treatment. Delivery lasts just minutes and is both painless and invisible and patients are able to communicate with the clinician throughout the session. Afterward, patients are able to go home.