The Torrance Memorial Radiation Oncology program provides a number of cutting-edge technologies in a patient-centered environment. Our team ensures that you will receive the best method of therapy for you and continues to provide state-of-the-art equipment at the forefront of radiation treatment.

TrueBeam Radiation Oncology

Advanced Equipment

  • TrueBeam
  • Calypso Extracranial Tracking
  • Brainlab
  • Philips Brilliance Large-Bore CT Simulator
  • Eclipse Treatment Planning System

TrueBeam® Technology

Developed by Varian Medical Systems, the world leader in radiotherapy oncology solutions, TrueBeam uses high-energy X-rays (photons), or in some cases, streams of electrons, to destroy cancer cells. When you undergo a TrueBeam treatment, a precisely-shaped beam hits the cancerous cells. Their ability to reproduce is compromised and they eventually die, causing the tumor to shrink.

Advantages of TrueBeam Treatment

  • NONINVASIVE. There is no incision or surgery with TrueBeam and no post-surgery recovery period.
  • FAST. The ability to deliver higher doses of radiation at great speed allows most treatments to be given in just minutes a day.
  • PRECISE. TrueBeam uses a highly sophisticated imaging system that allows doctors to “see” the tumor they’re treating in real time and target it with pinpoint precision. Even tumors that move when you breathe — those in the lungs, for example — can be precisely targeted thanks to special tools that compensate for motion during a treatment.
  • VERSATILE. TrueBeam can be used to deliver advanced radiotherapy or radiosurgery, giving doctors the flexibility to use whatever protocol is appropriate for your particular cancer. Because of its versatility, TrueBeam gives us options to treat cancers in even challenging places like the head and neck, lungs, breast, abdomen and liver.
  • INDIVIDUALIZED. Every tumor is different, and TrueBeam can shape the radiation beam to accurately match the size and form of most tumors regardless of their shape. It uses a device called a multileaf collimator that shapes the treatment beam precisely to match the shape of the tumor from any given treatment angle, minimizing exposure of the surrounding healthy tissue.
  • COMFORTABLE. A closed-circuit television system enables your radiation therapist to watch you during treatment, and two-way audio lets you talk with the therapist. TrueBeam runs so quietly, you can even listen to music during treatment to help you relax.

Calypso® Extracranial Tracking

The Calypso® system is a suite of advanced technologies that use transponder beacons and a detector panel to deliver precise and accurate real-time tumor tracking. This enables your radiation oncology team to keep the target in the path of the radiation beam at all times. The miniaturized transponder beacons can be placed on the skin surface or implanted into the body. By detecting the slightest tumor movement and guiding the therapist in repositioning the patient if necessary, the Calypso system enables clinicians to deliver high doses of radiation directly to the tumor while potentially avoiding healthy surrounding tissues.

Safety and Quality

Every aspect of your treatment, planning, and delivery is given meticulous attention