Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Gonzales is pleased to announce the addition of a new radiation treatment system called Elekta Infinity. This state-of-the-art technology has the ability to reduce the time required for radiotherapy, providing patients with more efficient and effective treatment plans. The center is the first in the region to offer this treatment option, highlighting their commitment to staying at the forefront of medical advancements.
Dr. Konstantin “Kos” Kovtun, a radiation oncologist, expressed his excitement about the new technology, stating that it gives their medical staff more options to ensure patients receive the most precise and beneficial treatment plans. As precision medicine continues to advance, patients at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Gonzales can expect expedited and tailored radiation therapies with the Elekta Infinity.
The Elekta Infinity system incorporates Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy, delivering radiation treatments by continuously irradiating the target area while the beam rotates around the patient. This innovative approach allows for aggressive targeting of tumors without damaging healthy tissue. Ryan Houston, cancer program administrator, emphasizes that minimizing the additional impacts of cancer treatment is a focal point of their mission, and the Elekta Infinity plays a crucial role in achieving that goal.
In addition to the Elekta Infinity system, the Gonzales location now offers infusion therapy. This convenient service allows patients to access infusion in an easily accessible location for residents of the Ascension Parish area. Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Gonzales is committed to lessening the burden of cancer on their patients, and the addition of these new treatment options further demonstrates their dedication to providing high-quality care.
For more information about Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Gonzales and the services they offer, please visit their website at marybird.org/location/Gonzales.