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CLEVELAND -- The MetroHealth Cancer Care Center is investing in $5.4 million of cancer treatment technology.

This meansMetroHealth will beone of themost advanced cancer treatment facilities in Northeast Ohio.

It centers onpatient care and the technology will bring moreprecise delivery of radiation therapy. This will spare surrounding healthy tissue near the tumor from radiation damage.

Patients can be treatedin a shorter amount of time withmore accurate radiation doses that better match each patient's individual treatment plan.

There will also be easier accommodation of large patients or patients in immobilization devices without reducing image quality.

MetroHealth's new Philips Brilliance Big-Bore CT Simulator can accommodate patients up to 440 pounds and can obtain images with unparalleled speed and clarity.

In addition to new equipment, the Cancer Care Center's waiting room and chemotherapy treatment suites will be renovated to provide a soothing environment for patients.

"This enhancement, along with the significant investment in state-of-the-art technology, will better complement the advanced care the expert physicians, nurses, social workers and patient navigators provide to every patient who walks through our doors," said Timothy O'Brien, MD, Director of the Cancer Care Center.

The new $2.6 million Varian Trilogy linear accelerator will be operational by mid-summer and will be the only one of its kind in Northeast Ohio.

It delivers radiation doses nearly 60 percent faster than conventional linear accelerators used to treat cancer, providing patient treatment in a much shorter period of time.

With the addition of this machine in the Cancer Care Center, patients will have all of the latest radiation therapy options in one place.

The Cancer Care Center has installed a new on-board imaging system on its Varian iX accelerator, allowing the medical team to take daily images of the patient in their treatment position.

MetroHealth's new Philips Brilliance Big-Bore CT Simulator can accommodate patients up to 440 pounds and can obtain images with unparalleled speed and clarity.

MetroHealth's new High Dose Rate Brachytherapy system will deliver high dose rate treatments on an outpatient basis for issues, such as gynecological tumors.

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