Highlands Oncology Group fighting cancer with high-precision machine

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A Northwest Arkansas cancer treatment provider has started using a high-precision machine to treat patients.

On Oct. 31, Highlands Oncology Group started treating patients with a TrueBeam linear accelerator, manufactured by Varian Medical Systems, according to a news release.

The advanced radiotherapy system “blends efficient imagining and optimized patient positioning tools to provide more flexibility,” the release shows. “The highly meticulous, automated progression of the system reduces operation time and heightens therapy precision and safety.”

TrueBeam was designed to treat “moving targets with advanced speed and accuracy,” according to the Varian Medical Systems website. It “treats cancer anywhere in the body where radiation treatment in indicated, including lung, breast, prostate and head and neck.”

The team at Highlands Oncology Group was looking forward to providing the new technology to patients. “TrueBeam system brings leading-edge cancer care to communities by positioning clinics at the forefront in the fight against cancer,” according to the website.