Nevada Cancer Centers (NCC) is pleased to bring you state of the art radiation oncology. Unlike many medical specialties, the design and delivery of radiation therapy requires a team of individuals each trained specifically for their roles. This excellent team includes the physician, medical physicist, medical dosimetrist, radiation technologists, and nurses. At Nevada Cancer Centers each of these duties is performed by an experienced, full time, board certified, specialist. These specialists use the newest technology available to benefit the patient.
At NCC we offer intensity modulated and image guided radiation therapy (IMRT/IGRT) with the Elekta Synergy digital linear accelerator. This treatment machine allows more aggressive treatment of tumors by delivering a radiation dose distribution that tightly conforms to tumor targets and thus minimizes the volume of normal tissues that receive treatment; tumor control is maximized and side effects minimized. Daily target localization with a CT scanner integrated into the treatment machine ensures the target is hit with precision and accuracy. IMRT yields spectacularly crafted radiation dose distributions, but these elegant dose distributions are useless if the tumor is missed. That is why highly focused radiation delivered by IMRT also requires daily image guidance (IGRT). IGRT with daily CT imaging ensures that the target is appropriately hit every day of treatment. There is always some daily variation in how patients lie on the treatment table and some targets move with respiration. The Elekta X-ray Volume Imaging (XVI) attached to the linear accelerator obtains a CT of the patient in the treatment position before every treatment. A computer aligns this image with the patient’s original treatment planning CT and calculates the appropriate shift of the treatment couch in 3 dimensions. This shift of only a few milimeteres in each dimension ensures the beam is right on target.
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NEVADA CANCER CENTERS OFFERS FREE TRANSPORTATION FOR PATIENTS RECEIVING RADIATION TREATMENT
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