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TrueBeam Linear Accelerator

The Cancer Center's TrueBeam Linear Accelerator

Technology that provides the valley with faster, more precise, accurate cancer treatment—with fewer side effects

The Comprehensive Cancer Center has a new TrueBeam linear accelerator in Palm Springs.  The machine represents a multi-million dollar investment in some of the latest technology and will provide patients with faster, more precise and accurate cancer treatment.  It is the first and only TrueBeam in Riverside or San Bernardino Counties.   

“This new TrueBeam linear accelerator will allow our patients to receive radiation treatment in as little as two minutes,” said Amir Lavaf, MD, radiation oncologist.  “This means that from start to finish, including imaging, our patients could be in and out in less than 30 minutes.”   

Speed is just one of the benefits for patients.  Tumors can now be targeted with 0.1 millimeters of precision—ensuring that cancerous tissue is destroyed with limited damage to other tissue.  The device is augmented by a table that rotates, helping doctors to target tumors from many different directions without damaging tissues in the way.   

“We are so excited to be able to share this new technology with the community,” said Teresa Whipple, Executive Director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center.  “When you combine this multi-million dollar investment with our team approach, patients can access some of the most advanced care right here in the valley.”