JANUARY 8, 2014
The new, state-of-the-art linear accelerator is now online and operational at Bozeman Deaconess Cancer Center. The Varian Trilogy linear accelerator, housed in a newly constructed vault within the Cancer Center, provides the most advanced radiation treatment available for patients.
The linear accelerator includes a built-in CT scanner that enables medical staff to provide high doses of radiation therapy directly to tumors while sparing healthy surrounding tissue. This is a significant benefit to patients, because in many cases, these highly focused doses will allow patients to receive fewer radiation treatments overall.
The first patient undergoing treatment using this advanced system is scheduled for January 13th, 2014. Cancer Center manager Spencer Green said, “We are very excited to have this new equipment operational and available for our patients!”