The AccuBoost procedure is an image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) technique which scientifically targets the radiation dose to the intended site. The real-time image guided procedure uses radiographic (mammographic) equipment to image and pinpoint the tissue that needs to be irradiated. Based on real-time images obtained, the AccuBoost system is able to position the applicator that delivers the therapeutic dose, accurately and reliably to irradiate the part of the breast that has been designated to receive the additional dose. The AccuBoost design gives the radiation oncologist the needed confidence that “you see what you treat and you treat what you see.” Furthermore, the AccuBoost system is capable of recording the therapeutic dose. This feature can be used to adjust and fine tune the radiation field throughout the procedure and archive the information for future reference. This feature of the AccuBoost system gives the radiation oncologist the comfort and peace of mind to know “not only you treat what you see, but also you keep a record of what was treated.”
Tacoma/Valley Radiation Oncology Centers has opened a new, state-of-the-art facility at Good Samaritan Cancer Center in Puyallup for our patients who live outside the Tacoma metropolitan area.
You are welcome to stop by and visit our new facility, talk to the staff, and view the beautiful nature photography taken by one of our own staff members.
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