In August 2017, radiation treatments were suspended at ACMH Hospital so that our existing Linear Accelerator could be replaced with a new model. On behalf of the Richard G. Laube Cancer Center’s Department of Radiation Oncology, we are pleased to announce that we have completed the installation of a new state-of-the-art Elekta Infinity Linear Accelerator. On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, we began treating patients on the new equipment.
The new Linear Accelerator offers our patients radiation therapy with greater precision and efficiency. Our machine is capable of delivering stereotactic radiation for early stage lung cancer – a highly effective curative option for patients who are poor candidates for surgical management. Daily CT image guidance is available, allowing for increased precision of highly targeted radiation. VMAT arc therapy is offered as well, enabling significantly faster delivery of complex plans. The new Linear Accelerator is also equipped with a bariatric treatment table capable of treating patients up to 500 pounds. These features will allow more patients to stay in our community for radiation treatment.
We at ACMH are grateful to staff and patients for their flexibility and understanding during the transition, and are thrilled to resume the delivery of radiation treatment here on campus.