The Cancer Center of Paoli Hospital introduced its new TrueBeam™ Linear Accelerator at an open house event held on Thursday, June 27, 2013. 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.
Visit our website for more information about Main Line Health’s cancer services. To schedule an appointment with a specialist at Main Line Health, call 1.866.CALL.MLH (1.866.225.5654) or use our secure online appointment request form.
Founded in 1985, Main Line Health is a not-for-profit health system serving portions of Philadelphia and its western suburbs. Main Line Health’s commitment—to deliver advanced medicine to treat and cure disease while also playing an important role in prevention and disease management as well as training physicians and other health care providers—reflects our intent to keep our community and ourselves well ahead. A team of more than 10,000 employees and 2,000 physicians care for patients throughout the Main Line Health system.
At Main Line Health’s core are four of the region’s most respected acute care hospitals—Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital—as well as one of the nation’s recognized facilities for rehabilitative medicine, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital.
The Main Line Health system also includes Mirmont Treatment Center for drug and alcohol recovery; Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice, which includes skilled home health care, hospice and home infusion services; Main Line Health Centers, primary and specialty care, lab and radiology, and other outpatient services located in Broomall, Collegeville, Concordville, Exton and Newtown Square; Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, a biomedical research organization; and Main Line HealthCare, one of the region’s largest multispecialty physician networks.
Main Line Health is the recipient of numerous awards for quality care and service, including System Magnet® designation, the nation’s highest distinction for nursing excellence, the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE) Excellence Award, and recognition as among the nation’s best employers by Forbes magazine. Main Line Health is committed to creating an environment of diversity, respect and inclusion and has proudly embraced the American Hospital Association’s #123forEquity Pledge to Act to eliminate disparities in care. We are dedicated to advancing patient-centered care, education and research to help our community stay healthy.
Paoli Hospital, a member of Main Line Health, is a 231-bed, not-for-profit acute care hospital and Regional Trauma Center with outpatient facilities in Exton and Collegeville. Paoli has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as high performing in the following areas: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, geriatrics, knee replacement, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. Paoli is a multi-year recipient of the Premier “Award for Quality” and Truven Health Analytics’ 100 Top Hospitals® for providing superior patient care, and has earned Magnet® designation for the third time for its superior nursing staff.