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Axesse™ Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy


Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is a radiation treatment that offers highly-accurate targeting of tumors and lesions virtually anywhere in the body. Typically requiring only 1 – 5 treatments, it achieves excellent results in fewer treatments than required by standard radiotherapy. That means more convenience for our patients and a faster return to daily activities with no discomfort and no hospital stay.

Why Choose Wake Forest Baptist Health for Radiation Treatment 

Our highly-trained radiation oncologists and physicists are among the most respected in the country, and work as a team to deliver advanced radiation treatment for cancer patient. Their expertise, combined with the multiple energy sources offered by the system, allow planning and delivery of the most effective and accurate treatment to the patient. Learn more about our team.

More Treatment Options with SBRT 

Offering the largest stereotactic field size available, Axesse enables more beam configurations and treatment options. The ability to precisely conform the dose to the size and shape of the target offers clinicians the confidence to treat targets more aggressively while ensuring avoidance of healthy tissue and critical structures.

Benefits of SBRT

The Elekta Axesse™ SBRT linear accelerator combines 3-D image guidance with highly conformal beam shaping and robotic 6-D patient positioning to deliver fast, effective and accurate treatments. Other benefits include:

  • Increased sparing of normal tissue through improved accuracy over standard therapy
  • 4-D image guidance and 6-D patient positioning
  • Radiation dose escalation with improved local control
  • Shortened radiation treatment course increases patient convenience

SBRT Allows for Patient Movement 

Since even the slightest patient movement can impact the accuracy of a dose, other technologies can require that, when a patient moves at all, the treatment be interrupted so the patient can be repositioned. With Axesse, the unit’s built-in CT imaging can compensate for patient motion, allowing a more conformal dose in less time.

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Winston-Salem, NC 27157
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Last Updated: 12-08-2015
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