Saint Elizabeth Adds AccuBoost- New Radiation Therapy Treatment

Aug 9, 2013

From: Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center

Saint Elizabeth Cancer Institute is the first in Nebraska to offer AccuBoost, a new image-guided treatment for breast cancer. AccuBoost, along with brachytherapy, has proven to be an effective component of breast cancer treatment.

By sharing the same platform for imaging and applicator positioning, the AccuBoost technique, targets the dose precisely to where it needs to go and minimizes long-term side effects of radiation therapy by sparing healthy tissue such as the heart and lungs.

Patients with early-stage breast cancer who have undergone a lumpectomy are the best candidates for this unique form of radiation therapy that works with pinpoint accuracy. It’s a great complement to a wide array of treatments offered at Saint Elizabeth.

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