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From left are: Zhe Chen, PhD, Smilow chief physicist; William Donohue, PhD, radiation physics resident; Christa Ryszczyk, radiation therapist; Ann-Teresa Jasman, chief radiation therapist; Jessica Homan, radiation therapist; James Jensen, PhD, radiation physics resident; Dae Han, PhD, radiation physicist; Ronnie Rodriguez, lead radiologic engineer, physics; and Fada Guan, PhD, radiation physics resident. 

New technology at Smilow advances radiation therapy treatments

Radiation Oncology at Smilow Cancer Hospital recently installed a new Varian TrueBeam linear accelerator designed to deliver advanced radiation therapy treatments with pinpoint accuracy.

The new accelerator can focus the center of the radiation beam to less than 1 mm, precisely targeting tumors while avoiding surrounding healthy tissues. The Varian TrueBeam can also deliver radiation doses more quickly, so patients spend less time on the treatment table. The new linear accelerator is part of ongoing upgrades to radiation oncology technology throughout the entire Smilow network.