Our chemotherapy room offers patients our convenience and amenities close to home in a comfortable environment. Receive expert care in a comfortable, spacious environment featuring:
Pikeville Medical Center’s Lawson Cancer Center (LCC) treats cancer patients with RapidArc™ radiotherapy technology, a fast, precise form of treatment using advanced technology from Varian Medical Systems. The RapidArc™ treatment is two to eight times faster than conventional forms of radiotherapy.
LLCC’s RapidArc™ radiotherapy treatment is delivered with just a single rotation of the treatment machine around the patient. During that rotation, the treatment beam is continually shaped and reshaped according to the size, shape and position of the tumor within the body.
The beam shaping is accomplished using a device called a multi-leaf collimator (MLC). This device has 120 computer-controlled mechanical “leaves” or “fingers” that move to create openings of different shapes and sizes. During a RapidArc™ treatment, specialized software varies three variables simultaneously: the speed of rotation around the patient, the shape of the beam and the dose delivery rate.
Please note: Radiation Oncology services and physicians are located in the May Tower at 911 Bypass Dr. A special parking area is located right outside the door. Ask our staff for directions.