St. Rita’s offers new technology in treating cancer

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Tuesday, 17 April 2012 04:00
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LIMA--St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima recently acquired a TrueBeam linear accelerator that is changing the way cancer patients are treated, providing them with signficantly faster and more targeted treatments compared to other radiation delivery services.

St. Rita’s is one of only two Ohio hospitals and the first community hospital in Ohio to offer this technology.

Simple treatments that once took 10 to 30 minutes can now be completed in less than two minutes. Faster delivery allows for a more comfortable experience for the patient as well as reduced chances of tumor motion during treatment, which helps protect nearby healthy tissue and critical organs.

TrueBeam’s imaging technology can produce the three-dimensional images used to fine tune tumor targeting in 60 percent less time than previous imaging technology, and additional functionality makes it possible to create images using 25 percent less X-ray dose.

TrueBeam technology can be used for many forms of advanced treatments, allowing St. Rita's clinicians to tackle cancers with the utmost precision and targeting.

Central Catholic

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 April 2012 12:47