Why does Flagler Radiation Oncology Center use Versa HD™?
Flagler Radiation Oncology is committed to providing the highest quality
cancer care. Versa HD was developed by Elekta, a human care company pioneering
significant innovations and clinical solutions for treating cancer. Versa
HD allows us to safely and efficiently deliver conventional radiation
therapies to treat a broad spectrum of tumors throughout the body, while
also enabling treatment of highly complex cancers that require extreme
targeting precision. The expanded capabilities of this innovative technology
present new opportunities to provide state-of-the-art cancer treatment
to more patients in our community.
With Versa HD, Flagler Radiation Oncology Center will open the door to
innovative cancer treatments for patients in the surrounding community.
What makes Versa HD so different?
Versa HD leverages the latest technology advances to enable sophisticated
approaches to traditionally challenging cases. The system’s patented
technology provides superior conformance to tumor size, shape and volume, allowing
Flagler Radiation Oncology clinicians to administer higher dose rates that can enhance treatment
effectiveness, while protecting critical structures such as the heart,
spine, or bladder. The result is highly precise treatments with shorter
treatment times, and the ability to offer highly advanced therapies while
minimizing the impact of treatment on our patients’ quality of life.
Shortened treatment times can also improve patient comfort, particularly
for our older patients who may find it difficult to remain in one position
over extended periods of time. The risk of movement by patients who are
receiving treatment near important structures is minimized, as well.
Patients can experience a more confident and relaxing treatment setting
courtesy of Versa HD’s streamlined shapes and ergonomic features,
combined with low mechanical noise and ambient lighting effects. This
linac uniquely supports us in providing highly individualized cancer treatments
specific to each patient’s needs.