You have a choice. Choose AlignRT®.
AlignRT is a technology that helps precisely target your cancer – even if you move – to help protect surrounding healthy tissue including your heart.
AlignRT is an innovative technology which increases treatment accuracy and patient comfort during radiation therapy. Using a 3D camera system, AlignRT tracks your body surface in real time and pinpoints your radiation treatment to a specific area, dramatically reducing the risk of side effects and unwanted secondary health conditions.
Studies suggest that 27% of patients have experienced avoidable heart blood flow defects because of their radiation treatment.
Radiation therapy often involves permanent tattoos applied to the patient’s skin for treatment purposes.
Only AlignRT’s technology, with its Triple Shield System, is designed to work with the radiation delivery system to attack cancer and guard against unwanted side effects in three ways:
A Patient’s Perspective
On April 9th, 2020, Cheryl Raugh’s life changed when she received ‘the call’ – Sheryl was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer. After rigorous treatment including Surface Guided Radiation Therapy (SGRT) she is now a cancer survivor. Sitting down with Lisa Sweeney from Safer Radiation Therapy, Sheryl discusses her radiation therapy journey, tips for cancer management, and life after diagnosis.
With AlignRT, you can be one step closer to confidently putting cancer behind you.
Unlike traditional radiation technology, AlignRT’s advanced 3-D cameras provide an automated safety monitoring system that can stop the treatment if you move out of the desired treatment position.
It tracks if you move the width of a folded piece of paper and doesn’t need tattoos or marks to ensure accurate delivery. Because of its exceptional accuracy, AlignRT is used in 15 of the top 15 “Best Hospitals for Cancer” as tracked by US and News & World Report.
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