Barren River Regional Cancer Center utilizes the latest equipment and most advanced technologies in detecting and treating cancer.
With the help of the best computer technology available, intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) treatment planning allows Dr. Tyree to treat the cancer more effectively while protecting surrounding organs and tissues.
- Trilogy™ Linear Accelerator delivers treatments quicker and more efficiently, resulting in shorter treatment times for patients. With onboard imaging capabilities, the Trilogy™ can obtain a set of X-rays or CT scan which is reviewed by Dr. Tyree, and if necessary, minute adjustments are made to enhance the precision of each radiation treatment.
- CT (Computerized Tomography) uses an X-ray machine combined with a computer to create a detailed picture of the body's tissues and structures. The scanner circles the patient's body to obtain thin views that are assembled by the computer to create 3D images.
- PET (Positron Emission Tomography) scan is a non-invasive procedure that provides unique information about the body's metabolism and the exact location of disease.
The Barren River Regional Cancer Center team is able to combine imaging technologies, such as the PET, MRI and 4D CT images, to maximize diagnostic accuracy.
A specific plan for treating the patient's cancer is developed. Advanced equipment sends cancer fighting radiation to the tumor. Careful follow-up and close physician supervision ensure the best possible outcome.