UNC Lenoir Health Care First in Area to Get Varian TrueBeam Linear Accelerator
UNC Lenoir Health Care will be one of the first facilities in eastern NC to install the Varian TrueBeam Linear Accelerator, the most advanced radiation therapy machine. We are the proud recipients of this cutting-edge technology due to the tireless efforts of the Lenoir Memorial Foundation and the generous donations made by members of our community.
Lenoir Memorial's approach to fighting cancer is to stay on the cutting edge of technology, provide unparalleled treatment options and maintain the highest standard of care for our patients. The benefits of the Varian TrueBeam Linear Accelerator include the following:
- Highly improved imaging capabilities for patient positioning prior to treatment.
- Advanced IMRT/Motion monitoring provides real time imaging, which monitors patient positioning during treatments and turns off the machine automatically when the patient falls out of range of the set treatment parameters.
- Faster treatment times are possible because treatments come in higher dose rates. Typical treatment times are just 2-3 treatment delivery minutes.
- SmartConnect Remote Monitoring means decreased downtime and allows for remote diagnosis and service.
Lenoir Memorial Cancer Center expects to begin treating patients with the new Varian TrueBeam Linear Accelerator on July 11, 2016.
If you have any questions regarding cancer treatment, please feel free to contact our Cancer Center at 252-522-7600.