Halcyon™

Halcyon radiotherapy systemSaint Barnabas Medical Center is the first hospital in New Jersey to utilize the Halcyon™ radiotherapy system, an entirely new device for cancer treatment. Halcyon delivers high-quality, image-guided, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) with greater speed and comfort for the patient. Individualized to treat a patient’s specific cancer, the Halcyon™ system can be used to treat a wide range of cases including prostate, breast, head and neck and many other forms of cancer.

Halcyon was engineered to deliver sophisticated, highly targeted cancer treatments with precision and accuracy. It is an advanced system with numerous features that make treatments more comfortable, offering a less intimidating experience for patients. Additionally, the Halcyon system incorporates intelligent automation that enables a faster treatment time.

The Halcyon integrates patient comfort and relaxation by limiting the noise and vibrations so the machine motions are quiet and smooth. To facilitate a closer connection between patient and therapist during a Halcyon treatment, the system includes a couch-mounted camera that travels with the patient and a 2-way intercom, making it easy for the therapist to monitor and converse with those receiving treatment.