From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports
BIRMINGHAM – The St. Vincent’s East Cancer Treatment recently celebrated the installation of the new Varian TrueBeam Radiotherapy System, a new
addition to cancer-fighting technology.
This tool delivers more precise radiation to cancerous tumors than traditional radiotherapy. Varian Truebeam is able to map a highly accurate picture of the shape, volume and depth of a tumor in order to tailor radiation with extreme accuracy. The precision used reduces the amount of radiation exposure to the surrounding, healthy tissue.
“We are proud to offer the latest in cancer-fighting technology at St. Vincent’s East,” Andrew Gnann, President and COO of St. Vincent’s, said. “Adding the TrueBeam to our arsenal of diagnostic treatment tools, we are able to further enhance our multidisciplinary approach to treating our cancer patients.”
The Cancer Program at St. Vincent’s East is accredited by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (CS) and the Joint Commission. St. Vincent’s is an active member of the Association of Community Cancer Centers.