COE Radiation Center: 201-894-3125
The Coe Radiation Oncology Center at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center offers the cancer patient the benefits of state-of-the-art technology administered by experienced and highly skilled radiation oncology professionals in a personalized and caring environment.
The Newest Technology
The Coe Center is committed to providing the most advanced treatment options. Through the use of the newest technology, the most effective care is provided with an emphasis on reducing side effects while delivering the highest dose necessary.
The spiral CT scanner, a diagnostic tool, produces a 3D image of the tumor and surrounding normal tissue. A 3D planning system optimizes the radiation dose to the tumor while sparing normal tissue. The latest linear accelerators produce multiple energies allowing for more treatment options. Technologically advanced, the accelerators emit a radiation beam that conforms to the shape of the tumor, thus sparing normal tissue and reducing the possibility of complications. The Coe Center also offers state-of-the-art radioactive implants called Brachytherapy, now typically administered to its patients on an outpatient basis. During Brachytherapy, the radiation oncologist implants radioactive material directly into the tumor. The advanced technology of a High Dose Rate Remote Afterloader (HDR) used in many procedures at Coe Center provides a more efficient treatment process which allows the patient to go home the same day.
The most advanced technology of radiotherapy, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), is available at the Coe Radiation Oncology Center. IMRT, a sophisticated form of planning and treatment, allows for improved direction and delivery of dose with better avoidance of normal critical tissues.
According to Chief of Radiation Oncology, David Dubin, MD, "the radiation is defined very accurately using computers to shape the radiation beam to converge on the problem area. The computer changes the characteristics of the beams and only treats the problem area with a high dose of radiation, while sparing the surrounding healthy tissue with a low dose.” Unlike traditional radiation therapy, IMRT allows each beam to be modified to allow the dose to be delivered with ultimate accuracy.
At the Coe Center for Radiation Oncology, patients receive tomorrow’s treatment options today.
Coming July 2014 – TrueBeam
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (EHMC) is leading the transformation of modern medicine and patient care with the construction of the Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center.
The launch of EHMC’s new TrueBeam system marks the first completed phase of the Center and is the latest radiotherapy system of its kind in the region. Radiotherapy is part of the treatment plan for two out of every three cancer patients.
TrueBeam promises to deliver unprecedented precision, accuracy and speed. The advanced system also expands possible treatment options for challenging cases, such as cancers in the lung, breast, abdomen, and head and neck.
TrueBeam differs from other radiotherapy technologies, as advanced options allow EHMC’s multidisciplinary team of experts to customize treatments for the patient’s particular cancer.
The system is able to perform various forms of advanced radiotherapy, such as intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT). IMRT allows doctors to customize your radiation by varying the amount of radiation that is sent to different parts of your tumor. IGRT uses advanced imaging, so that doctors can verify the exact position of the tumor and treat it precisely.
The system is designed with the patient’s comfort in mind. Treatment may take only minutes of the patient’s day. A therapist can be in constant contact with the patient through the machine’s two-way audio and video technology. TrueBeam also offers an optional music feature, to further enhance the patient’s experience.
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