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Radiation Oncology Equipment & Technology

NorthShore features the latest innovations in radiation oncology for the precise planning and delivery of therapeutic radiation for the treatment of cancer.

Sophisticated imaging equipment allows your radiation oncology team to accurately map the position of the tumor and surrounding tissues and organs, and determine dosing depending on the density of the tumor tissue. Medical linear accelerators deliver the high energy X-rays or electrons needed to destroy cancer cells while safely avoiding normal tissue.

Our treatment centers feature:

Phillips Brilliance Big Bore 3-D Simulator—a CT-driven virtual simulator that captures CT images and precise measurements of all areas inside the body. This technology accounts for tumor motion due to breathing (respiration), ensuring the tumor receives the proper radiation dose.

Varian Trilogy, VitalBeam and iX Linear Accelerators— machines  that deliver radiation treatments including intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), image guided radiation therapy (IGRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT). This technology monitors patient motion with sub-millimeter accuracy, allowing for the highest precision in targeting tumors.

GE PET/CT Imaging

  • Aids in cancer staging by providing both physical and metabolic information
  • Assists in treatment planning by identifying metabolically active tumor sites