At Scioto County Cancer Center, we offer the newest, most up-to-date equipment, to meet your cancer care needs.
Dr. Prakash Patel is the first radiation oncologist to offer the newest Elekta technololgy in Southern and Western Ohio, technologies such as
- Elekta Synergy Linear Accelerator
- Agility™ 160 Multi-Leaf Collimation System
- Hexapod™ Treatment Table (Robotic Localization System)
- Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)
- Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
- Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
- Cone Beam CT (CBCT)
- Pinnacle™ Treatment Planning System
- Electronic Portal Imaging
- 3D Conformal Radiation Therapy
Elekta Synergy™ Linear Accelerator
Radiation treatments are delivered by a sophisticated machine called a linear accelerator.
At SCCC, we use an Elekta Synergy machine which is capable of delivering IMRT (intensity modulated radiation therapy) and performing cone beam CT scans.
IMRT is a radiation technique which allows us to precisely conform the radiation dose to the desired tumor area while sparing surrounding normal structures. Cone beam CT allows us to use real-time imaging to ensure that that the radiation treatment fields are precisely matching what was planned. Scioto County Cancer Center is part of the first oncology group, in Southern and Western Ohio, to offer this new technology. Our modern LINAC has ” MULTIPLE ENERGY PHOTONS ” (6 mvp, 10 mvp and 15mvp) which helps our radiation oncologist do complex technique IMRT in any girth of patients.
Elekta Agility™ MLC
The Agility™ MLC system is a state of the art beam shaping system integrated into the Elekta Synergy™ linear accelerator. Agility™ has an industry leading 160 MLC leaves as opposed to 80 MLC leaves of older models. The increase in MLC leaves allows for more conformal beam shaping to the tumor volume, which then creates a lower dose to the normal tissues and fewer side effects. An increased leaf speed decreases treatment time, and increases time spent with family and friends. The combination of Agility™ and the Elekta Synergy Linear Accelerator equipped with CBCT allows for accurate treatment with Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, decreasing the number of office visits from 40 to 5.
Hexapod™ Treatment Table
The Hexapod™ Treatment Table is a robotic treatment table that allows for patient positioning correction in the primary directions (x,y,z) and also accounts for rotational error (roll, pitch, yaw).
This cutting edge technology allows for the most precise patient alignment possible to guarantee that patients are treated with the highest standards available.
Pinnacle™ Treatment Planning System
Our highly skilled therapists and dosimetrist will accurately plan and deliver the most appropriate radiation treatment based on your individual case.
At SCCC, we use a very advanced treatment planning system, called Pinnacle. Pinnacle allows us to precisely spare normal structures while still giving adequate dose to the cancerous tissues.
Impac Mosaiq™ -Electronic Medical Record
All of our patient’s medical information is stored in our electronic medical record system called Mosaiq. This system allows all of our staff to efficiently access your information via a center-wide computer system. Mosaiq allows easy integration of each patient’s diagnosis, history, nursing assessments, treatment films, scheduling, and laboratory results. Mosaiq is also the record and verify system fully integrated with the linear accelerator that allows for radiation treatment delivery to be captured immediately at the time of delivery.
GE™ CT simulator
We have on-site CT simulation, which enables our board-certified radiation oncologist to precisely distinguish the cancerous area. CT simulation allows us to provide optimal accuracy in delineating the tumor site. This technology also allows the radiation oncologist to design each patient’s treatment plan specific to the shape of their body and internal structures.