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Leading Cancer Center Technology

Innovative, Advanced Treatment from the Cancer Center of Thibodaux Regional

Thibodaux Regional Medical Center invests in the latest technologies to help diagnose and treat our patients—including those receiving care in our cancer center. Below are just some of the examples of the technology we regularly use to ensure our patients receive incisive, cutting-edge therapies when they need them.

TrueBeam Linear Accelerator

The TrueBeam® system is a fully-integrated system for image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery, and is designed to treat moving targets with advanced speed and accuracy. The TrueBeam system treats cancer anywhere in the body where radiation treatment is indicated, including lung, breast, prostate and head and neck. The PerfectPitch 6 degrees of freedom table provides advanced robotics for accurate patient setup which improves target positioning during radiation treatments.

TrueBeam ExacTrac Image Guided Radiotherapy

Brainlab’s ExacTrac provides an integrated work flow with Varian’s TrueBeam. ExacTrac Image Guided Radiotherapy ensures sub-millimetric precision during radiotherapy and radiosurgery treatments. This in-room X-Ray based monitoring system has the ability to detect intra-fractional tumor motion during treatment delivery. Instantaneous X-Ray images provide clinicians with precise image fusion based on internal anatomy. A game-changing leap in innovation, the True Beam with ExacTrac performs many different treatment techniques such as stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). With its power and flexibility, clinicians can develop treatments that are best suited for patients’ individual circumstances.

Brachytherapy

High Dose Rate Brachytherapy treats cancer from the inside by using a radioactive source contained within an after-loader device. The after-loader delivers the source of radiation for a brief period of time placed at the tumor site. The goal is to conform the radiation to the size and shape of the target while limiting side effects by sparing the surrounding healthy anatomy.

RapidArc Radiation Therapy Treatment
Faster, more precise cancer treatment technology, RapidArc delivers a tightly-focused beam of radiation directly to the tumor in less than two minutes. Treatment can be delivered from nearly any angle. This results in better tumor targeting and less damage to surrounding healthy tissue. It also reduces the amount of time a patient spends in radiation treatment.

PET/CT Scanner
Thibodaux Regional's state-of-the-art Positron Emission Tomography/ Computed Tomography (PET/CT) Scanner more accurately detects cancer and pinpoint its exact location. Our new PET/CT allows us to detect tumors as small as 2mm. Not only does this technology provide a higher quality image, and earlier, more precise detection, but patients receive up to 40% less radiation exposure.

Several Treatment Options
Our Cancer Center employs oncology and chemotherapy certified nurses who provide the latest in chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and/or targeted therapy in a comfortable, soothing environment. Patients are encouraged to have family or friends visit during treatment.

Clinical Trials
We provide our patients with access to the latest experimental cancer treatments through investigational clinical trials. The cancer doctors are always evolving and adapting the latest treatments to provide the best care possible.

Expert Breast Cancer Care

Skilled physicians, surgeons, and oncologists work together at the Thibodaux Regional Cancer Center to provide breast conserving therapies offering an optimal chance for cure. The caring team of specialists and state of the art technology deliver the results—a breast cancer survival rate significantly higher than the national average.

Our Advanced Digital Mammography with computer-aided detection technology helps physicians detect breast lesions more effectively than ever before.

As we continue our commitment to improving breast health, Thibodaux Regional offers a Breast Health Navigation Program that assists patients in receiving faster diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. We treat 5x more breast cancer patients than any other hospital in the region.

Our state-of-the-art MRI can detect breast lesions that were previously undetectable. The advanced capabilities mean faster, more accurate diagnosis and treatment.

Consider the following breast cancer facts:

  • The average breast lump discovered by occasional self-examination is .984 inches in diameter.
  • The average breast lump discovered by traditional mammograms is .787 inches in diameter.
  • The average breast lump discovered by digital mammograms is .236 inches in diameter.

Better technology means earlier detection, more effective treatments, and higher survival rates. For more information on our Thibodaux Regional Cancer Center services or technology, call our facility today.

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