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Elekta Versa HD

Elekta Versa HDStereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SRS/SBRT) using the Elekta Versa HD linear accelerator is a powerful tool in the fight against cancer, now available at Avera. SRS/SBRT is radiation therapy that targets tumors with precise beams of high-dose radiation.

"Traditional radiation delivers a lower dose of radiation in a larger field. This technology delivers a high dose with high precision from hundreds of different angles which all converge on the single spot of a small tumor. It is so precise, it is referred to as radiosurgery," said Dr. James Simon, Radiation Oncologist.

  • Reduces the treatment course – only one to five fractions as opposed to 25 or more treatments
  • Reduces the treatment delivery time – treatments that once took hours to deliver will now take just a few minutes
  • Makes effective treatment a real possibility for patients with inoperable tumors or who are not surgical candidates
  • Noninvasive – yet as precise as surgery
  • No pain
  • No incision
  • No anesthesia or recovery time
  • Few side effects
  • Immediate return to normal activities
  • Appropriate for a wide variety of diagnoses – brain, spine, lung, liver, pancreas, kidney and prostate cancers