Rush Radiosurgery opens, offers TrueBeam STx cancer treatment

Rush Radiosurgery is now open in downtown Chicago, offering patients treatment with the TrueBeam STx radiosurgery system. The center is a clinical service of Rush University Medical Center and was developed through a joint venture between Rush University Medical Center and US Radiosurgery.

TrueBeam STx treats patients with a procedure called stereotactic radiosurgery, a noninvasive method of treating tumors and other medical conditions with very precise, high-dose radiation. During treatment, patients lie on a table while the machine rotates around them, aiming radiation beams directly at a tumor site.

The accuracy of TrueBeam STx allows physicians to treat difficult-to-reach tumors that may have been impossible to treat in the past. The technology has the ability to “shape” the radiation beams it delivers to match the three-dimensional shape of a patient’s tumor, helping protect nearby healthy tissue and critical organs during treatment.

By delivering high-dose radiation beams that match the shape of the tumor, TrueBeam STx also significantly reduces treatment time. Treatment involves one to five sessions, with a typical session lasting about 15 minutes. Due to the noninvasive nature of the procedure, patients usually return to normal activities immediately following treatment.

TrueBeam STx is capable of treating cancerous and noncancerous tumors in the body, including the lung, brain, spine, liver, pancreas, kidney, bone and eye. It can also treat trigeminal neuralgia, a neuropathic disorder that causes intense facial pain, and blood vessel abnormalities.

Rush Radiosurgery is part of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Rush and is located in the Woman’s Board Center for Radiation Therapy at 500 South Paulina Street in Chicago.

Patients are currently being accepted for consultations. Call 312-942-4600 or fill out our online information request form today to find out if you or a loved one may be a candidate for TrueBeam STx treatment.