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New Jersey Doctors Now Delivering Non-Invasive, Image-Guided Radiosurgery Treatments Using Novalis Tx(TM) Technology
Date:5/27/2009

ovalis Tx gave us the careful precision we needed, as we were able to spread the dose over the deep seated lesion while avoiding as much of the delicate brain tissue, near the AVM, as possible."

"It's easy to consider the Novalis Tx machine as a surgical tool," added Dr. Chimenti. "Its image guidance capabilities are very similar to what we use in the operating room, and the beam-shaping device treats the lesion as a 3D object, similar to how a surgeon would approach it. We were able to achieve superb coverage of an irregularly shaped lesion."

Joel Braver, MD, medical director of radiation oncology at Somerset Medical Center's Steeplechase Cancer Center, said it will take around two years for Sisco's AVM to completely dissolve following the radiosurgery procedure. "Compared to traditional surgery, there is no cutting or damage to the skull, or need for lengthy recovery associated with surgery," said Dr. Braver. "John should be able to resume his normal activities, while the lesion slowly disappears, without a period of hospital convalescence. With Novalis Tx, he received an exceptional, highly accurate treatment and he's doing extremely well."

About Somerset Medical Center

Somerset Medical Center of Somerville, New Jersey is a nationally accredited, regional medical center providing comprehensive emergency, medical/surgical and rehabilitative services and a broad range of community programs to Central Jersey residents. The medical center is a major clinical affiliate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a clinical research affiliate of The Cancer Institute of New Jersey. The Steeplechase Cancer Center at Somerset Medical Center is a $28 million outpatient facility that opened on the medical center's campus in 2007. The center houses radiation oncology, infusion therapy, the Sanofi-aventis Breast Care Program, the medical center's clinical
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