HOPE - It's Closer than Ever
The Cancer Center at Providence now offers the most advanced technology obtainable in the fight against cancer and neurological disorders - the Trilogy™ system.
Trilogy is the most powerful and versatile cancer treatment technology available using image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT), stereotactic treatment and conformal radiotherapy (CRT) in one system. Trilogy delivers a wide range of precise treatments making it easier to treat difficult conditions including cancer and other neurological disorders. The Cancer Center at Providence was one of the first four facilities in the world to offer Trilogy technology.
At the core of the Trilogy system is a high-powered linear accelerator that precisely focuses on the tumor or lesion to deliver radiation directly to the target while minimizing the exposure of normal, healthy tissues. The system also incorporates a multi-leaf collimator for shaping the radiation beam to match the three-dimensional shape of the tumor, and a built-in X-ray imaging device for fast, accurate, real-time tumor tracking and automated patient positioning. Trilogy technology can be used to deliver all forms of external beam radiotherapy, including 3-D conformal (3D-CRT), intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT), and image-guided radiosurgery (IGRS).
Trilogy's stereotactic capabilities enable the delivery of higher doses of radiation more precisely, with fewer treatment sessions. Healthy surrounding tissues can be spared, providing an effective treatment option for otherwise inoperable tumors. With Trilogy, we can offer a comprehensive range of stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic radiotherapy for brain cancer as well as functional disorders such as trigeminal neuralgia.
Trilogy can also be used to target tumors that lie extremely close to critical structures or organs. For example, at Providence, our radiation oncologists are using Trilogy's IGRT capabilities to deliver IMRT in the treatment of spinal tumors, an area that has been notoriously difficult to treat with radiation due to the proximity of the spinal cord.
At Providence Hospital, we have answered the call to serve, to care and to heal for more than 150 years, and the introduction of Trilogy is among the most exciting events in our rich history.
For more details on this exciting breakthrough, visit www.trilogyatprovidence.com or call the Cancer Center at 251-633-1890.