CHARDON - An expanded University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center at UH Geauga Medical Center will open Nov. 14 to provide integrated cancer care to residents in and around Geauga County.
The 4,600-square-foot addition enables the Chardon-based hospital to offer radiation therapy to complement the hospital's existing infusion therapy services. The new $5.5 million facility blends the latest technology with comfortable furnishings and amenities to provide an optimal healing environment for patients and their families, hospital representatives said.
The radiation oncology department at Geauga will be able to offer 3-D conformal, intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and image-guidance radiotherapy (IGRT), which are the most advanced technologies in radiation oncology. The new linear accelerator uses image-guided technology to accurately deliver radiation to the tumor while minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissue.
"Our new technology will enable physicians to obtain precise patient images immediately before treatment," said Tithi Biswas, M.D., a radiation oncologist at UH Geauga Medical Center. "This means there will be better tumor targeting and patient positioning, plus the ability to increase dosage to the tumor if it is indicated because of our certainty regarding its location."