LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s (SBMC) Department of Radiation Oncology is the first in New Jersey to offer the Halcyon system for image-guided radiotherapy to deliver advanced high-quality cancer treatment. According to SBMC, this new technology can be used to treat a wide range of cancers including prostate, breast, head and neck and more.
According to Alison Grann, MD, chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at SBMC, “this is a win for all.”
“As a physician, the daily image guided capability of this new treatment tool coupled with faster treatment times enhances both the quality of care I can deliver and overall experience,” said Grann.
Halcyon was engineered to deliver sophisticated, highly targeted cancer treatments with precision and accuracy. According to SBMC, it is an advanced system with numerous features that make treatments more comfortable, offering a less intimidating experience for patients. Additionally, the Halcyon system incorporates intelligent automation that enables a faster treatment time.
The Halcyon integrates patient comfort and relaxation by limiting the noise and vibrations so the machine motions are quiet and smooth. To facilitate a closer connection between patient and therapist during a Halcyon treatment, the system includes a couch-mounted camera that travels with the patient and a two-way intercom, making it easy for the therapist to monitor and converse with those receiving treatment.
SBMC has been a pioneer and leader in Radiation Oncology in northeastern New Jersey since 1968.
“We are committed to offering the most innovative technologies that allows us the ability to provide the highest level of care for our patients and their families,” said Stephen Zieniewicz, FACHE, president and chief executive officer of SBMC.
The Department of Radiation Oncology is dedicated to putting patients first and delivering the best care in a supportive, comfortable environment.
“We are very excited to be able to offer this piece of technology for patients in our community,” said Grann.
For more information about Radiation Oncology at SBMC call 973-322-5630 or visit rwjbh.org/sbmcradonc.