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Monday, December 11, 2017

Faster, More Accurate Cancer Treatments at Good Samaritan Hospital

Posted By: Advancing Care

Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, began using a state-of-the-art treatment system for cancer patients in July. The hospital introduced the new TrueBeam Linear Accelerator system, which enables doctors to pursue an innovative image-guided radiotherapy approach to treating cancers such as breast, prostate, head and neck, gastrointestinal, brain, lung and gynecological.

Imaging is an essential part of modern-day, targeted radiotherapy,says Shawn Zimberg, MD. This machine allows us to minimize the number of X-rays needed to generate an image and thats good for our patients.