Digital imaging has been one of the biggest improvements in patient care over the past decade. The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at Parkridge Medical Center has implemented this technology on our linear accelerator, which reduces treatment times and gets you back to your day.
Cancer patients undergoing external beam radiation were traditionally subject to X-ray procedures in order to determine the most effective and safe delivery of radiation. These practices caused patients to be on the treatment table for long periods of time extended their treatment visit.
By implementing digital imaging, the time the patient is on the table has been greatly reduced. The physician can now review images instantly without waiting for the film image to develop. This leads to shorter appointment times and allows the patients to get back to their everyday life more quickly.