The Novalis Tx treats patients through a process called stereotactic radiosurgery, a noninvasive method of treating tumors with high-dose radiation precisely aimed from different angles.
The Novalis Tx destroys cancerous and benign tumors with high-dose, highly accurate radiation beams while minimizing damage to healthy tissue. This pinpoint accuracy allows our physicians to treat difficult-to-reach tumors that may have been impossible to treat in the past. By delivering high-dose radiation beams that match the shape of the tumor being treated, the Novalis Tx also significantly reduces treatment time. A typical session takes about 15 minutes, reducing potential errors that can occur in longer-lasting procedures.
Most patients go home right after treatment and immediately resume normal activities. There may be side effects, such as fatigue, but these are usually minor and temporary.