External Beam Radiation for Cancer Treatment
The delivery of state-of-the-art teleradiography begins with the ability to locate and visualize the affected site and develop an effective treatment plan. Our physicians utilize a variety of state-of-the-art technology that helps in the treatment planning stage, as well as the administration of external beam radiation therapy to the patient.
At the Eleanor T. Snow Radiation Oncology Center, physicians and technicians utilize the most sophisticated technology available to plan each patient’s customized radiation therapy regimen. This technology includes:
A CT Simulator
The CT Simulator is an advanced geometric planning system that scans the patients allowing the physician to locate the tumor, determine its volume and shape, and mark the areas to be treated.
ADAC Planning System
An ADAC Three Dimensional Treatment Planning System integrates the images acquired from the CT Scan with computer models to determine the optimum energy levels, angles of delivery, and duration.
Radiation Therapy Treatment Administration
The administration of external beam radiation therapy requires the production of high energy photon energies which are generated through a Linear Accelerator. At Orange Regional Medical Center’s Eleanor T. Snow Radiation Oncology Center, our state-of-the-art Siemens Primus Digital Dual High Energy Linear Accelerator is considered the most sophisticated and versatile unit of its kind.
Utilizing this technology, our radiation oncology team possesses the ability to treat superficial tumors (tumors close to the surface of the skin), as well as those tumors located deep within the body. In effect, this technology insures our ability to treat every cancer patient requiring “external beam radiation.”
Education and Support
From cancer support groups and screenings to our clinical trials program, we provide comprehensive cancer care. If you or a loved one has cancer, count on Orange Regional’s experienced physicians, compassionate staff and live-saving technologies to fight the battle, together with you.
Our Patient Navigators are specially-trained to help guide and support you and your family through your cancer care treatment and recovery.
We are an active participant in the Rapid Quality Reporting System (RQRS), a data collection and reporting system with near real-time information on cancer patients.
From living with cancer to living beyond it, at Orange Regional, we're proud and committed to offering survivorship services from support groups to rehabilitation.
We're committed to offering the best available survivorship services. This is why we have implemented our comprehensive Cancer Rehabilitation Program.
The team is backed by advanced technology and a compassionate staff that personalize your cancer care, so you can enjoy life again.
Should you have any questions about your stay at Orange Regional Medical Center or about planning to visit a family or friend who is a patient, do not hesitate to contact us at 845-333-1000.