The Hospital of Central Connecticut was the first hospital in the state to offer the Novalis shaped-beam surgery system to treat brain tumors without incisions.
The technology conducts non-invasive stereotactic radiosurgery, a form of treatment that uses highly focused radiation for people with tumors and lesions in the brain. Treatment does not involve incisions, and the patient experiences no pain or blood loss.
The system can also be used to treat tumors near the spinal cord and in other areas of the body. It offers advantages over other knifeless surgery systems like Gamma Knife or CyberKnife, particularly in treating tumors close to the spine.