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Cancer Programs and Treatments


East Jefferson General Hospital is one of only a half dozen hospitals in the U.S. that has the cancer-fighting combination of technologies that can be found in the area. Our Trilogy and Novalis Systems are unique in our state as are the results we have generated with our surgical robot in the area of prostate care. With the addition of TomoTherapy technology, East Jefferson General Hospital became the only cancer center in our region addressing the challenges physicians face when using radiation therapy to fight cancer.

Leading care with technology in the right hands

We know that technology alone is not enough. It must be placed in the hands of dedicated professionals who will utilize the technologies to create the best treatment plans for you. With radiologists who specialize in Breast Imaging, Neuroradiology, PET CT, Abdominal Imaging, Interventional Radiology, and Musculoskeletal Imaging, we are uniquely positioned to make the tremendous power of these technologies work towards giving you the greatest possible peace of mind.

More about TomoTherapy

With the addition of TomoTherapy, East Jefferson General Hospital is the only cancer center in our region addressing the two primary challenges physicians face when using radiation therapy to fight cancer:

  • Making sure the beam is reaching the tumor as planned
  • Minimizing harm to healthy tissue around the tumor

With its patented 360º delivery, TomoTherapy’s linear accelerator (linac) delivers treatment continuously from all angles around the patient. More beam directions give physicians greater control in how to plan treatments and more assurance the dose will be confined to the tumor. This maximizes treatment and reduces the risk of short and long-term side effects.

Thousands of targeted beamlets

The TomoTherapy treatment system uses a patented multi-leaf collimator (MLC) that divides the radiation beam into beamlets, all aimed at the tumor. Typically, tens of thousands of beamlets are used in a single TomoTherapy treatment session. Powerful software optimizes the contribution of each one to the total tumor dose, minimizing exposure to healthy tissue.

CTrue™ image guidance for every patient, every day™

TomoTherapy’s unique ring gantry design facilitates a 360º delivery pattern. Perhaps even more importantly, it integrates true CT imaging that can be used on a daily basis to guide the accurate delivery of each treatment session. No other radiation therapy system offers this seamless integration of image-guided and intensity-modulated radiation therapy.

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