• TomoTherapy
Chris Wertman

Radiation Treatment Technologies Unduplicated in the Region

The team of physicians at Northeast Radiation Oncology Center (NROC) offers the most comprehensive, advanced radiation therapy technologies available in Northeastern Pennsylvania.  Doctors at NROC carefully advise patients about which type of radiation therapy is most effective for their type and stage of cancer.  Radiation treatment and treatment planning technologies available at NROC include:

TomoTherapy


The TomoTherapy Hi-ART System is the first of its kind, providing 3-D imaging of a tumor immediately prior to treatment and delivering radiation from 360 degrees.  This allows more accurate identification and treatment of cancerous tumors, and reduces exposure of healthy tissue to radiation.

Patients can access the world's most advanced cancer treatment system in two convenient locations:  Northeast Radiation Oncology Center in Dunmore, and Upper Delaware Valley Cancer Center in Milford.  Our Milford campus has offered TomoTherapy since July 2006. 

Before each treatment, the patient, lying on the couch, moves through the Hi-Art machine for a 3-D TomoImage™.  Images taken verify the shape, size and location of the tumor.  Dosage and location of delivery via the radiation beam are determined.  The patient then moves through the Hi-Art machine again where radiation is delivered in a helical pattern (360 degrees) to the tumor.  Each procedure takes approximately 15 minutes. Please see the animated video below for further details.