VitalBeam: Making Radiotherapy Precise Through Intelligent Automation Technology and Treatment Center


VitalBeam is an advanced radiation delivery platform designed to treat tumors through intelligent automation that not only helps target the tumor precisely but also reduces the overall treatment duration.

This platform is smart enough to synchronize multiple parameters that are associated with precision, namely imaging, patient positioning, motion management, radiation beam shaping, respiratory gating, and dose delivery, along with accuracy assessment every 10 milliseconds. This way, VitalBeam supports superior precision radiation delivery while minimizing damage to the surrounding healthy tissues.

This platform is mainly used to treat cancers of the breast, head and neck, spine, lung, and prostate, along with other regions.

How Does VitalBeam Work?

The VitalBeam system comprises a streamlined treatment console along with an easy-to-operate graphical interface that has controls for imaging, motion management, and radiation delivery in one place. This integration helps specialists treat complex cancers through powerful radiotherapy modalities like intensity-modulated radiation therapy or RapidArc® radiotherapy with minimal side effects. Its high-quality imaging feature plays a critical role in ensuring that the radiation is delivered precisely to the tumor and that damage to the surrounding tissues is remarkably reduced.

During VitalBeam treatment sessions, the patient will be asked to lie on the treatment couch as the machine rotates around them, delivering radiation beams from multiple angles.

As an advanced radiation platform, VitalBeam shapes the radiation beams to the contours of the tumor. This helps protect the surrounding healthy tissues and critical structures.

The administered radiation beams kill the tumor cells by destroying their DNA structure. The number of sessions depends on various factors, like the size, location, and shape of the tumor. IMRT and IGRT treatments are given daily for several weeks, whereas SRS and SBRT treatments are typically given in 1–5 sessions, and the entire treatment may take 1–2 weeks only. However, these numbers and frequencies can vary depending on individual patient circumstances.

Lastly, each session lasts for 10 to 20 minutes.

Advantages of Radiation Treatment with VitalBeam

VitalBeam’s imaging and motion management features help specialists target the tumor with pinpoint accuracy. This positively impacts clinical outcomes.

Its respiratory gating property prevents the radiation beams from missing the tumor or targeting the healthy cells. This helps reduce the risk of side effects.

VitalBeam helps specialists treat hard-to-reach tumors with enhanced precision.

VitalBeam targets the tumor from multiple angles and helps specialists achieve positive clinical outcomes.

Its intelligent automation feature allows the platform to deliver high-dose radiation in a shorter time. This remarkably reduces the overall treatment duration.

It is a non-invasive procedure that is safe, effective, and comes with relatively fewer treatment-related complications.

Frequently Asked Questions

The VitalBeam platform is unique and powerful for many reasons. It delivers faster, more precise, and more effective radiation therapy.

VitalBeam’s unique intelligent automation dynamically synchronizes CT imaging, patient positioning, motion management, beam shaping, and lastly, radiation delivery, thereby ensuring that the radiation is delivered precisely to the tumor.

This feature also helps minimize damage to the surrounding healthy tissues and supports faster recovery. All these factors make VitalBeam unique and patient-friendly at the same time.

This depends on your cancer type, stage, and size. Some cancers need several sessions, while others can be treated in fewer sessions.

When your expert team discusses your treatment plan, they will also inform you about your treatment sessions, their numbers, and their frequency. If you have any queries, you can get them addressed during this discussion.

Radiation therapy today comes with relatively fewer treatment complications. We have seen many patients get back to their normal lives almost immediately after the treatment. However, some may experience fatigue, pain, skin reactions, reduced immunity, and loss of appetite, depending on the organ treated. These side effects may wear off within 3 to 4 weeks, or they may even last up to 4 months.

However, if your side effects are severe, you should get in touch with your doctor.

Below are a few things that you can do to make yourself feel better after the treatment:

  • Rest adequately after each treatment session.
  • Eat healthy food and perform gentle exercises; the intensity of your exercises can change as your health starts improving.
  • Reduce stress by immersing yourself in activities that you love.
  • Understand that it may take some time for you to become the old you, and plan your activities accordingly.
  • Make sure to adhere to the follow-up instructions given by your expert team.

Your expert team may recommend a few changes in your diet depending on your cancer type and your overall treatment plan. In general, you will be asked to eat nutritious and healthy food.

Radiotherapy for a few cancers, such as those in the stomach and head and neck regions, may cause nausea and loss of appetite. In such cases, a counseling session from an onco-dietician can help you with dietary interventions that may help manage the side effects and complete the treatment successfully.