Equipment we Use
At the South Bay Cancer Center, we utilize the most advanced, state-of-the-art technology and equipment to plan and deliver treatment. The department boasts a Varian EX linear accelerator with Image Guidance (IGRT) and IMRT capability. A Philips AcQSim CT-scanner and industry-leading Eclipse 3-dimensional treatment planning system. Our linear accelerator and computer-controlled image guidance systems are fully integrated for a seamless radiation therapy process. Our linear accelerator offers dual modalities, delivering both photon and electron radiation at different energy levels. This allows us to customize the radiation treatment for each individual patient. We also have access to the most up-to-date imaging technology, including MRI, PET/CT fusion to precisely separate the cancerous tumor from normal healthy tissue, thereby minimizing the risk of unwanted side effects.
We also offer HDR-brachytherapy for the treatment of breast, gynecologic malignancies and skin cancer. Advanced Partial Breast Irradiation is a localized form of radiation treatment (brachytherapy) that involves the insertion of a radioactive "seed" to kill breast cancer cells that may remain after lumpectomy surgery. APBI delivers a highly effective dose of radiation while greatly reducing treatment time from 6 weeks to just 1 week. Also, reducing the radiation exposure of important normal tissues, including the heart and lung. Gynecological treatments allow us to deliver a higher dose to the target after completing External Beam Radiation, further increasing outcome success. HDR brachytherapy allows a more custom, direct radiation dose delivery to the surface with rapid falloff thereby aiming to maximally spare adjacent, deeper healthy tissues. The treatment is pain-free and non-invasive. Treatment is usually delivered twice a week over several minutes.