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John Theurer Cancer Center first cancer center in N.J. to acquire new radiotherapy system
Date:7/19/2010

" automation further speeds treatments with an up to five-fold reduction in the number of steps needed for image guidance and dose delivery.
  • The precision is measured in increments of less than a millimeter. This accuracy is made possible by the system's sophisticated architecture, which synchronizes imaging, patient positioning, motion management, beam shaping, and dose delivery, performing accuracy checks every ten milliseconds throughout the entire treatment.
  • For lung and other tumors subject to respiratory motion, this system makes it possible to monitor patient breathing and to compensate for tumor motion while quickly delivering a dose during a continuous rotation around the patient.
  • This radiotherapy system will allow physicians to choose an imaging mode that minimizes the amount of X-rays needed to generate an image. The imaging technology can produce the three-dimensional images used to fine-tune tumor targeting in 60 percent less time and the additional functionality makes it possible to create images using 25 percent less X-ray dose.

    Acquiring the TrueBeam system to enhance its services is another step in the John Theurer Cancer Center's ongoing commitment to improving radiation oncology treatments through research and offering the latest technological advancements. In addition to adopting TrueBeam, the radiation oncology division is continually active in clinical trials with research in other new approaches such as brachytherapy, Dose Verification System (DVS), and TomoTherapy.

    "By integrating new therapies and providing extensive training to our expert staff, the John Theurer Cancer Center is able to deliver unparalleled radiation treatment," said Andrew Pecora, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.P.E., Chairman and Executive Administrative Director, the John Theurer Cancer Center. "Offering innovative treatment options is just one of the many ways we are fulfilling our mission to provide extraordinary patient care."

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  • Contact: Amy Leahing
    amy.leahing@widmeyer.com
    646-213-7245
    John Theurer Cancer Center
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