Why does Flagler Radiation Oncology Center use Versa HD™?
Flagler Health+ 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 Health+ 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 Health+ 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
revolutionary linac uniquely supports us in providing highly individualized
cancer treatments specific to each patient’s needs.