New technology installed at the Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center’s Mount Pleasant location now offers improved imaging capabilities for patients, as well as several types of external beam radiation therapy. TrueBeamTM is an advanced cancer treatment system offering the latest radiation therapy techniques, including new imaging features that increase precision and accuracy of radiation delivery. The first patient will be treated in early January.
A free open house event will be held on Thursday, February 12 from 4:30 p.m. -7 p.m. at Hollings Cancer Center/Mt. Pleasant at 1180 Hospital Drive. The event will feature demonstrations of the new technology, and refreshments and beverages will be provided. The public is welcome to attend.
Regarding the newly installed technology in Mt. Pleasant, Dr. Jennifer Harper, MUSC associate professor and radiation oncologist, says:
“The new TrueBeam system in Mt. Pleasant reflects our commitment to ensure patients are treated with the most advanced technology supported by clinical research and provides another access point for patients and their families to get expertise from MUSC physicians in a community location. With the TrueBeam’s treatment and imaging capabilities and availability of other important cancer services such as mammograms in the Mt. Pleasant community, breast and prostate cancer will be focus areas of treatment for us at this location. We anticipate Hollings Cancer Center/Mt. Pleasant evolving into a destination for breast and prostate cancer treatment.”
Patients are currently being accepted for TrueBeam consultations. Call 843-876-8411 to request more information and find out if you or a loved one may be a candidate for TrueBeam treatment.