Trilogy Stereotactic System
The Trilogy® Stereotactic System from Varian® Medical Systems is the most advanced, sophisticated machine of its type in the world. Access to this leading-edge technology moves OU Medical Center and its OU Medicine affiliated doctors to a new level of patient care. The Trilogy gives maximum radiation treatment to the tumor, while greatly reducing the radiation delivered to the surrounding normal tissues.
The new Trilogy is equipped with an imaging system that gives your doctor 2-D and 3-D views that allows him/her to precisely locate and target your tumor.
In addition, the system uses computers and movable leaves to create a radiation beam that matches the shape of your tumor from any angle. This reduces the damage to the normal, healthy tissue that surrounds the tumor.
Another advanced feature of the Trilogy known as "respiratory gating," lets it adjust for movement of a tumor cause by your breathing. All these techniques can be customized for each patient, allowing your doctor to treat almost any type and size of tumor anywhere in your body, including your brain.
In addition to the Trilogy, the Center has a pair of platinum series medical linear accelerators by Varian Medical Systems. The Platinum Series Linacs are high-tech machines, created to perform Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and one has been updated to perform image guided radiotherapy (IGRT). These machines are used when the all the advanced technologies of the Trilogy is not required.