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Posted Nov 10 2008 4:18pm

The treatments are delivered with just one 360 degree rotation, the machine moves around the patient.   It is also helpful for those patients who have a hard time lying still for long time increments.  The time spent by patients for treatment is dramatically decreased.  This could in time become one of the preferred treatment plans for cancer, especially as related to tumors and prostate cancer.  BD  image

Decatur Memorial Hospital became the first medic al center in Illinois, and the third in the United States, to treat a cancer patient using RapidArc" radiotherapy technology from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). John Hosler, an 85-year-old prostate cancer patient, received his treatment in just under 90 seconds -- a treatment that would have taken 15-20 minutes using earlier treatment methods

Decatur Memorial Hospital Becomes First In Illinois To Treat Cancer Patients With RapidArc" Radiotherapy Technology

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