The Cancer Center of Paoli Hospital introduced its new TrueBeam™ Linear Accelerator at an Open House event held on Thursday, June 27. The TrueBeam system offers Chester County area residents access to powerful radiation therapy technology that is expanding treatment options for people with cancer, and is being used to treat all tumor sites.
“We are so proud to offer our patients this advanced technology in radiation oncology,” says Gregory J. Ochsner, MD, Paoli Hospital radiation oncologist. “Our patients will be able to receive their treatment much more quickly and comfortably with True Beam. They will also be receiving a tailored treatment plan that will deliver the most precise and accurate radiation directly to their tumor site.”
The TrueBeam’s imaging, beam delivery and sophisticated motion management target the tumor with greater speed and accuracy, allowing most treatments to be given within just minutes a day. Those that once took 10 to 30 minutes can now be completed in less than two. For patients, this means faster radiation delivery, reduced chances of tumor motion during treatment, and greater protection of nearby healthy tissue and critical organs.
Also, thanks to an advanced communications system, patients can rest assured knowing that their therapist can be in constant contact with them during treatment. There is even a feature that enables music to be played during treatment.
Main Line Health's commitment to radiation therapy treatment for cancer patients is evident in its investments in advanced technology. Lankenau Medical Center currently uses a TrueBeam™STx for cancer treatment, and TrueBeam technology will be coming to Riddle Hospital in September.
For more information about Main Line Health’s cancer services, or to request an appointment, call 1.866.CALL.MLH or visit mainelinehealth.org/cancer.
Paoli Hospital, a member of Main Line Health, is a 231-bed, not-for-profit acute care hospital and Level II Regional Trauma Center with outpatient facilities in Exton and Collegeville. In 2012, Paoli Hospital was named for the fourth time among the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics. It was one of only 20 medium-sized community hospitals nationwide and the only hospital in Pennsylvania to make the list in this category. Paoli was named among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals for the Philadelphia metro area for excellence in four specialties including gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, orthopedics and urology and is a multi-year recipient of the Premier “Award for Quality” for providing outstanding patient care and maintaining operational efficiency. Paoli is one of only three percent of hospitals nationwide to earn Magnet® Designation twice for its superior nursing staff. For more information about Paoli Hospital, visit mainlinehealth.org/paoli.
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