|Eleanor T. Snow Radiation Oncology Center
Orange Regional Medical Center
707 East Main Street
Middletown, NY 10940
Located at the Orange Regional Medical Center's Outpatient Building is the Eleanor T. Snow Radiation Oncology Center, dedicated to commemorate the life of Eleanor T. Snow.
. Our Center is accredited by the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO).A Highly-Skilled and Dedicated Team
The treatment of cancer with ionizing radiation is a complex process requiring careful clinical evaluation, therapeutic decision making, treatment planning, simulation, selection of the appropriate modality, clinical care during treatment, and follow-up. To provide the best patient care requires highly-trained personnel and sophisticated, state-of-the-art equipment.
Our Center's highly-specialized radiation oncology team consists of board certified physicians, a physicist, dosemitrist, radiation therapists, nurses, therapy assistants and support staff who take great pride in their ongoing Performance Improvement Program. This program enables the staff to continually and systematically improve patient outcomes and care; identify opportunities for improvement; and organize, collect data, and promote analysis of that data.
Acutely aware of the importance of caring for the "total" patient, the oncology team utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to patient care, working very closely with all related ancillary departments such as physical and occupational therapies, nutrition services, and case management as well as outside agencies such as Hospice.
Treatment & Technology
Radiation therapy is a key element in the treatment of cancer. Fifty to sixty percent of patients diagnosed with cancer receive some form of curative or palliative radiation treatment during the course of their disease. Today, hundreds of thousands of patients are free of cancer as a result of having radiation treatments alone or in combination with surgery and/or chemotherapy.
Orange Regional Medical Center's radiation oncology program includes both "teleradiography" and "brachytherapy" modalities. External Beam Radiation Therapy (Teleradiography) refers to radiation therapy through which ionizing radiation is administered from an external source. This is most commonly referred to as "external beam therapy." Brachytherapy refers to the procedure(s) of placing the prescribed radioactive source directly on or near the affected site via surgical procedure or catheter. Teleradiography and brachytherapy may be used independently or in conjunction with one another. Additional radiation oncology services include Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) which is an advanced mode of high-precision radiotherapy that utilizes computer-controlled linear accelerators to deliver precise radiation doses to a malignant tumor or specific areas within the tumor, Varian RapidArc (IGRT) which allows our on-site radiation oncologists to precisely treat tumors and limit exposing healthy tissue to unnecessary radiation and Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) which is a nonsurgical procedure that uses precisely focused, high-dose radiatin beams to be delivered to a small, localized area of the brain.
To read more about our Radiation Oncology Services and additional Oncology Services, please view our 2012 Oncology Annual Report.