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Radiation Oncology

The latest technology

tomotherapy

Conventional radiation treatment devices are at the end of an evolutionary path that began more than a century ago. Our center, in contrast, uses The TomoTherapy® Hi·Art® treatment system.

The system relies on secure centralized database software for treatment planning, quality assurance, patient set-up and treatment delivery. While conventional radiation therapy machines use five to nine beam angles, the Hi·Art treatment system delivers radiation continuously from all angles around the patient. The increased beam angles, along with  more precise beam modulation, create dose distributions that conform to complex tumor shapes. In addition, the TomoTherapy System integrates the use of a CT Scanner for more accurate planning. Traditionally, a patient is imaged weekly during the course of radiation therapy. With the TomoTherapy system, the physician gains valuable information from daily low dose imaging. This practice enhances the accuracy of treatment and significantly reduces the amount of exposure to healthy tissue by providing daily information about the target’s location, shape and size.

 

Experienced Quality Physicians and Staff

 Radiation oncology

Hudson Valley Hospital Center is fortunate to have as its Director of Radiation Oncology Dr. Chika Madu of Hudson Valley Radiation Oncology Services. Dr. Madu most recently served as Assistant Professor and Chief of Breast Service, in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Georgetown University Hospital, in Washington, DC.

 

 

 

 

Comfort in treatment

 

At the Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center you can expect comfort and convenience. We are just steps from parking. Your privacy is important to us so we have private dressing rooms as well as comfortable separate waiting area for men and women.