Radiation Oncology Center
The Department of Radiation Oncology is dedicated to providing the highest quality cancer care in a sensitive, respectful and compassionate manner. Our department is recognized as a regional center of excellence and an integral part of the cancer program at Good Samaritan. Our physicians have extensive experience with state-of-the-art radiation techniques including intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), stereotactic radiation therapy (SRT) and high-dose rate brachytherapy to improve outcomes for our patients. More importantly, our physicians are focused on applying the tools of modern medicine to achieve the best possible outcomes for each patient with cancer in our community and have published exceptional results for patients with breast, prostate, lung, head and neck and metastatic cancers in leading oncology journals.
The Radiation Oncology Department has again received a three-year accreditation by the American College of Radiology (ACR)-American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Accreditation by ACR-ASTRO demonstrates that Good Samaritan has undergone a comprehensive review process and meets nationally accepted standards of care. The ACR-ASTRO accreditation process is overseen by board certified expert radiation oncologists and medical physicists. It signifies that Good Samaritan's radiation oncology provides this essential service to the community with the highest standards of radiation oncology professionals, equipment, quality assurance and radiation safety.
As part of the hospital’s ongoing commitment to clinical excellence, the Cancer Center at Good Samaritan recently installed an innovative radiotherapy system, Varian TrueBeam™, which enables a radically different approach to treating cancer with image-guided radiotherapy. Good Samaritan is the first hospital in Suffolk County to use this advanced system, which offers cancer patients faster, shorter and more precise treatments while monitoring and compensating for tumor motion. This technology opens new possibilities for the treatment of lung, prostate, brain, spine, abdominal, gynecological tumors as well as other cancers that are treatable with radiotherapy. TrueBeam imaging technology can produce three-dimensional images to fine-tune tumor targeting in 60% less time using 25% less radiation than other systems.
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