Martin-O'Neil Cancer Center
Calypso is known as the GPS for the Body technology. The Calypso System accurately and precisely tracks the position of targeted tissue in real-time by using radio-frequency waves. It is the ONLY real time technology for prostate radiation therapy that safeguards you against additional, unnecessary radiation. Three tiny Beacon transponders - each the size of a grain of rice-are implanted in the prostate during a quick outpatient procedure. The Calypso System and the implanted Beacon transponders work together during each radiation session to communicate the exact location of your prostate tumor. If the tumor moves outside of the radiation beam, the radiation therapist is immediately alerted and will stop the beam to adjust your position
St Helena Hospital has carefully selected the very best most modern radiation equipment available. Together with our highly experienced staff of radiation oncologists, radiation therapists, dosimetrists, and physicists, our patients receive the very best treatment possible.