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.
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“One of the most special parts of completing radiation therapy is the last day of treatment.” - Veeral Patel, MD
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.
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.
SpaceOAR Hydrogel acts as a spacer to reduce exposure of radiation to the rectum during radiation treatment of prostate cancer. Space OAR Hydrogel is injected before treatment in a minimally invasive procedure and stays in place for three months during treatment. SpaceOAR Hydrogel is then absorbed and leaves the body in the patient’s urine.
Xofigo is an injection that can be used to treat prostate cancer that is resistant to medical or surgical treatments that lower testosterone and has spread to the bones, but not other parts of the body. The injection goes to cancerous areas in the bones that are growing quickly.
Intracranial stereotactic radiosurgery
For patients with a brain tumor, intracranial stereotactic radiosurgery is a technique that delivers a high dose of precisely targeted radiation to a specific area of the brain. This type of treatment reduces the effects of radiation on normal brain tissue surrounding the treatment area.
Optune is a cap-like, portable device to treat glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) brain cancer in adult patients. Optune delivers continuous therapy to the brain tumor by delivering low-intensity electric fields, called tumor treating fields, to slow or stop the cancer cells from dividing.