our equipment matches our dedication
We are committed to providing our patients with the best treatment possible. That not only means having a highly-skilled and experienced staff, but also utilizing industry-leading equipment.
At SFPTI, we use the Edge® Radiosurgery System from Varian, which allows our team to track a patient’s tumor in real time, precisely calculate patient movement in all six degrees of freedom, and monitor respiratory motion. By integrating the highest dose rate (2400 MU per minute) with non-ionizing, direct and real-time guidance for target location, the Edge® makes it possible to pinpoint the target and deliver highly focused treatments in fewer sessions and at a noticeably faster rate, while minimizing the dose received by surrounding healthy tissues.
The ability to accurately deliver targeted treatments and manage tumor motion is driving growth in Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS). A 108% increase in SRS utilization for brain cancer treatments is predicted over the next 10 years, and SRS treatment volume is expected to grow 93% and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) volume is expected to grow 144% within that span.
Using technology designed for radiosurgical ablation, the Edge® represents an evolution in the way advanced radiosurgery is delivered and cancer is treated.
Since 2019, SFPTI has been treating patients with the ProBeam® Compact single-room proton therapy solution from Varian. The first of its kind in the U.S., the ProBeam® Compact allows us to take the next step in revolutionizing cancer care by delivering ultra-effective, high-quality proton therapy treatment plans.
By using proton therapy, we are able to better target and destroy cancer cells, while minimizing the risk to surrounding healthy cells and tissue. This approach is a true game-changer when it comes to treating cancer, and the results are remarkable. We at SFPTI are grateful to offer this tremendous treatment plan to our patients and those in the South Florida community.
The ProBeam® Compact also offers intensity-modulated proton therapy (IMPT) with state-of-the-art technology without compromising the clinical application or ease of use that radiation oncology clinicians rely upon.
There are four primary components to the ProBeam® Compact single-room proton therapy solution:
This isochronous superconducting cyclotron uses electromagnetic waves to accelerate proton beams.
Beam Transport System
The ProBeam® beam transport system focuses and shapes the beam and guides it to the treatment room, creating the small beam size necessarily for IMPT and enabling clinicians to target very small spots across the full energy range.
360-degree Rotating Gantry
The gantry rotates 190 degrees in each direction, offering 360-degree treatment rotations around the patient. This allows treatment at any angle while minimizing the need to reposition the patient. It is easier for the patient, and allows faster, more efficient treatment times than other proton delivery solutions.
Patient Treatment Room
The sophisticated patient positioning system moves in all directions.