St. Luke’s Reveals Cancer Center Expansion

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St. Luke’s Hospital showed off major expansion and enhancements at its cancer center.

The hospital held an open house Wednesday to show what’s new in the department.

That includes radiation technology like the cone beam imager.

It’s basically a CAT scan that’s taken at the time of treatment to ensure doctors are treating the right area.

“Historically, we used to take x-rays and it would show that we’re treating the relative area in relation to bones and things you could see on an x-ray. But now, we can actually see the target tissue,” said Dr. Steven Bonin, radiation oncologist at St. Luke’s.

Some of the new additions also help cut down on treatment time.

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