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Your Freeman Cancer Institute care team uses the most advanced technology available to treat and overcome cancer.

Positron emission tomography (PET)
Advanced imaging technology produces powerful images of the body’s biological functions, providing a picture of the organs at work. Unlike X-ray, CT scans, or magnetic resonance imaging, which show body structure, PET images provide functional or metabolic information about the organs.

 

BrainLab ExacTrac® X-ray 6-D image-guided radiation therapy system
High resolution X-ray imaging targets tumors with submillimeter precision, corrects patient setup, and tracks patient movement through treatment, allowing for more precise treatment and improving the effectiveness of radiation therapy.

Clinac 2100C Medical Linear Accelerator with intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) capability
IMRT, an advanced mode of high-precision radiotherapy that uses computer-controlled linear accelerators to deliver precise radiation doses, allows the radiation dose to conform more precisely to the three-dimensional shape of the tumor. Higher radiation doses can be delivered to the tumor volume while minimizing the dose to surrounding normal critical structures.

ADAC Pinnacle3 treatment planning system
Combining the latest computer technology with state-of-the-art three-dimensional image processing and highly accurate 3-D dose computation, Pinnacle3 provides superior target localization and plan analysis tools designed specifically to improve patient care.

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