News | October 01, 2006

New Jersey Center Targets Prostate Cancer with Help of Varian

Clinicians at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold, NJ are offering image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) treatment for prostate cancer patients using advanced 2-D and 3-D imaging technology from Varian Medical Systems to target tumors more precisely.
Specifically, they are using the On-Board Imager device, an automated, robotic imager mounted on the treatment machine, to generate radiographic X-ray images at the beginning of each treatment session to line up the radiotherapy beam with the tumor.
"This new approach to treating prostate cancer enables us to do a better job of preserving the surrounding healthy tissues in order to improve outcomes and reduce complications for our patients," said Brian Chon, M.D., radiation oncologist on staff at CentraState.

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