RapidArc is a new, advanced type of external beam radiation therapy for cancer. The benefits of RapidArc include:
- Precise treatment that avoids healthy tissue.
- Faster treatment than other types of radiation.
The RapidArc treatment machine moves around you during treatment, sending radiation where it is needed. Your healthcare team can adjust the rotation speed, radiation beam size and radiation intensity.
RapidArc sends more powerful radiation to areas with more tumor cells. Areas with less cancer receive less treatment. When radiation goes only where it is needed, you have fewer side effects.
Because RapidArc therapy is so precise, treatment takes less time. Shorter treatments are more comfortable for you.
Your OHSU Knight Cancer team can help you decide if RapidArc is right for you.