Cancer Care Center – Technology

Nanticoke Health ServicesCOMPASSIONATE CARE – LATEST TECHNOLOGY

Nanticoke Cancer Care Center along with Diagnostic Imaging Services at Nanticoke provide the latest in diagnostic and treatment options, close to home.

Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)

IMRT helps limit the amount of radiation received by healthy tissue. In some situations, IMRT may allow a higher dose of radiation to be delivered to a tumor, potentially increasing the effectiveness of the treatment. Cancers of the prostate, head and neck, and central nervous system are generally treated using IMRT. IMRT may also be used to treat breast and lung cancer or to limit the dose to the heart or spinal cord.

MRI

Nanticoke’s Signa HDx1.5T MR System provides enhanced clinical productivity advantages, while creating a platform for new technologies and applications currently unavailable elsewhere on the Eastern Shore. Nanticoke is one of the few offering patients renal and vascular studies without the use of a contrast agent. This is particularly important for patients that have a sensitivity to Gadolinium products.

PET/CT

Nanticoke currently offers PET/CT scans through a mobile unit allowing exams to be completed close to home. PET/CT can significantly improve patient management by providing answers as to whether or not a chosen treatment is effective.

Digital Mammography

The GE Healthcare Senographe Digital Mammography system at Nanticoke, provides physicians with clear and precise all-digital images, rather than images on X-ray film. Digital systems such as this allow patients state-of-the-art mammograms that are fast and easy. There are many advantages to a digital system. The images are clear and easy to read, and it offers an excellent view of the breast, especially near the skin line, chest wall, and in women with diverse breast tissue types.

Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy (ENB)

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital now offers a new procedure called Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy (ENB) that offers patients a minimally-invasive option to locate, enable biopsy, and plan treatment for a lesion (spot) detected deep in the lung. The ENB procedure combines GPS-like technology with a catheter-based system that uses the patient’s natural airways to access lesions that were previously hard to reach. Typically, a patient with a spot on their lung had the options of major surgery to remove a section of the lung, bronchoscopy (which does not reach lesions deep in the lung), needle biopsy, or watchful waiting.

For more information about the Nanticoke Cancer Care Center, call 302-628-6344.