Radiation Oncology Innovative Treatment Equipment
To help facilitate the most appropriate, targeted and timely radiation oncology treatment, California Pacific has three linear accelerators available to provide patients with the highest quality care.
- Platinum Linear Accelerator (Varian 21ex) at www.varian.com
- Linear Accelerator with On-Board-Imaging (OBI) (Varian 21ex) at www.varian.com
- Trilogy Radiotherapy (Varian)
Lightspeed CT Scanner for Simulation (GE)
Brachytherapy/ HDR (High Dose Rate Afterloader)
Brachytherapy and HDR Brachytherapy
Brachytherapy is a form of radiotherapy whereby a radioactive source is brought close to the target tissue, via a natural or created channel. A remote control device, called an HDR (High Dose Rate) Afterloader mechanically places the radioactive source at predetermined positions within the applicator and stores the source between treatments. It can be used for patients with lung, esophagus, prostate, breast, cervix, endometrial and rectal cancers, to name a few.
Learn more about brachytherapy services at California Pacific Medical Center.