Our cancer patients receive care from a highly trained, skilled medical team. That team recently gained access to more effective, cutting-edge equipment. The TrueBeam linear accelerator and the Cancer Center renovation allows us to offer improved care to those who need it most — precisely where they need it. The TrueBeam linear accelerator offers radiation therapists the ability to deliver a more precise dose of radiation, targeting the cancer cells while preserving healthy tissue.
On June 20, 2017, we celebrated the one-year anniversary of the first patient being treated with the new TrueBeam linear accelerator at the Methodist Jennie Edmundson Cancer Center. Since installation, more than 3,200 radiation treatments have been delivered.
The new equipment and improvements help ensure that the Methodist Jennie Edmundson Cancer Center, the only nationally accredited cancer center in southwest Iowa, continue to provide local access to superior, comprehensive care.