Centers & Services

Leading Cancer Institute Technology

Innovative, Advanced Treatment from Thibodaux Regional Cancer Institute

Thibodaux Regional Health System invests in the latest technologies to help diagnose and treat our patients—including those receiving care in our Cancer Institute. Thibodaux Regional has invested in innovative technology that is better, safer, and faster.

Thibodaux Regional Cancer Institute Radiation Oncology has been awarded accreditation by the American College of Radiology (ACR) for a three-year term. The ACR seal of accreditation represents the highest level of quality and patient safety.

Accreditation is awarded only to facilities meeting specific Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards developed by ACR after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified radiation oncologists and medical physicists who are experts in the field. The ACR is the nation’s oldest and most widely accepted radiation oncology accrediting body, with over 700 accredited sites, and 30 years of accreditation experience.

Thibodaux Regional’s Cancer Institute Radiation Oncology was rigorously evaluated based upon patient care and treatment, patient safety, personnel qualifications, equipment requirements, and quality assurance and control procedures. Through the accreditation, the Cancer Institute ensures that:

  • National accepted standards of care are met;
  • Personnel are qualified and certified to administer the radiation therapy treatments;
  • And the Cancer Center meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines.

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.


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 Institute 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

Thibodaux Regional treats five times more breast cancer patients than any other facility in the region. Skilled physicians, surgeons, and oncologists work together at Thibodaux Regional Cancer Institute 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.

As the first to offer 3D Mammography with AI, we’re making detection and screening for breast cancer more accurate, more comfortable and safer. This life-saving technology means greater quality and precision 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.

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 Institute services or technology, call our facility today.