Radiation Oncology

Commonwealth Cancer Center is pleased to offer its patients the benefits of a 23IX Linear Accelerator system from Varian Medical Systems. This treatment machine is one of the most advanced and sophisticated of its type in the world.

As the leading image-guided radiotherapy system (IGRT), the 23IX marks the beginning of a new generation of cancer care. Advanced imaging capabilities built into the system allow the radiation therapist to position patients for treatment with sub-millimeter accuracy. Due to this increased accuracy and power of this system, lesions can be treated more accurately and effectively. Dose levels can be increased and target volumes (the three-dimensional areas to receive treatment) can be reduced--so tumors get a higher dose of radiation and healthy surrounding tissues get very little. Higher doses have been shown to enhance treatment effectiveness. And better targeting reduces the possible side effects of radiotherapy.

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