Treatment

A cancer patient receives radiation treatment from the linerar accelerator.Today's advances in digital imaging and radiation oncology systems are helping to provide oncologists with the images needed to detect and treat cancer earlier and more accurately.

Our patients receive state-of-the-art therapy, using the most sophisticated diagnostic and radiation oncology systems in the field of cancer treatment today.

Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)

Combining sophisticated, state-of-the-art imaging and cancer treatment technologies in a single, powerful unit, the Trilogy® stereotactic system is the most powerful, precise, and versatile cancer-fighting technology available today.

Computerized Tomography (CT) Simulation

CT has become the standard for advanced therapy simulation and is the basis for precision mapping of cancer tumors for radiation treatments including IGRT, inverse therapy planning and radio surgery. The ACQSIM, used at Mount Nittany Medical Center, is the industry's most advanced 3-D CT simulation system, giving the healthcare team the most accurate, precise visualization tools to plan radiation therapy.

MammoSite® RTS

One of the most innovative new radiation treatments, MammoSite® RTS is a radiation device for internal radiology that provides accelerated radiation therapy for early-stage breast cancer, delivering radiation directly to the site of the removed tumor and the area immediately surrounding it—where a vast majority of tumors recur. MammoSite's accelerated treatment time makes breast-conserving treatment an option for many more women and decreases the duration of radiation therapy from seven weeks to only five days.

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

The latest detection technique for breast cancer and melanoma, the sentinel lymph node biopsy procedure requires the removal of only one sentinel node to determine if the disease has spread, often eliminating the need to remove additional auxiliary lymph nodes. Breast care patients usually experience fewer complications and less pain with this innovative technique.

The Foundation’s 21st Annual Golf Tournament raised $150,000 for the new Cancer Center.

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