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St. Francis Medical Center Offers State-of-the-Art Image Guided Radiation Therapy

TRENTON, NJ - St Francis Medical Center recently upgraded their Intense Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) equipment to a new state-of-the-art Cone Beam image guided radiation therapy system (IGRT).

The Radiation Oncology Department at St. Francis Medical Center is the first facility in Mercer County to offer this equipment upgrade. The new MVision Megavoltage Cone Beam CT technology was added to the existing equipment to enhance the image quality, make the procedure more efficient and improve the quality of the treatment.

“I am thrilled to work at a facility that can provide this level of care to our patients”, says Despina Terris, MD, Medical Director of Radiation Oncology at St. Francis Medical Center. “We are continually striving to improve our patient outcomes.”
MVision is a unique target imaging solution and the natural next step in Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT). MVision makes it possible to create a 3D image of the patient, enabling clinicians to “see inside” the patient at the most appropriate moment.

“The Cone Beam Imaging system is safer, more efficient, and a more accurate method to treat radiation patients at St. Francis Medical Center,” says Jerry Jablonowski, president and CEO of St. Francis Medical Center.

St. Francis Medical Center, a member of Catholic Health East, is an acute care teaching hospital, which features regional services including LIFE St. Francis, the Heart Hospital, ranked #1 for Cardiac Surgery in the state, Regional Cancer Center, the first accredited Stroke Center in the county, LifeCare Physicians, PC, including Surgery and Advanced Weight Loss, The Imaging Center, Sleep Medicine Center, and an extensive Community Outreach Program.

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