THE FIRST IN FLORIDA TO HAVE THE LATEST IN CANCER TREATMENT

May 12, 2011 at 12:54 pm

A local oncology center steps-up cancer treatment again; 3D image guidance with TomoDirect™

(May 12, 2011) Pinellas Park, Fla. — Cancer treatment will forever be changed in the Sunshine State, as local oncologists welcome the TomoDirect™, the latest in radiation treatment technology upgrades. WellSpring Oncology, located in Pinellas Park, is the first in Florida to utilize this system, offering one of the most advanced treatments to cancer patients. TomoDirect™, the newest innovation from TomoTherapy®, not only allows greater precision and increased treatment quality but also expands treatment to a larger patient population.

“We are extremely excited to introduce this as an additional treatment option for patients,” says Robert Miller, M.D., oncologist at WellSpring Oncology. “Our goal has always been to offer patients the most effective, up-to-date cancer treatment modalities in the industry and we are doing just that by implementing the TomoDirect™ system.”

What is TomoTherapy® and TomoDirect™?
There are more than 300 TomoTherapy® systems being used daily around the world to treat cancer cases ranging from the most routine to the most difficult. Its ability to tackle a multitude of cases is due to the fact that TomoTherapy® is the only radiation treatment system built on a CT scanning base. It uses a Hi-Art® system, enabling it to use CT imaging to quickly create clear three-dimensional pictures of the affected area and verify the location of the tumor prior to treatment. This allows it to deliver quick and precise radiation to the tumor, while causing little to no damage to the surrounding tissue.

“Prior to each individual treatment, the oncologist reviews the most current CT images to ensure both proper dosage and location of the treatment area,” says Miller. “Based on these, the radiation levels are adjusted for each patient, as well as any other aspect of treatment that may need to be changed. This offers WellSpring the ability to treat patients with needs that may suddenly change.”

TomoDirect™ expands the abilities of the Hi-Art® system, enabling a powerful new way to plan and treat routine cases, while bringing TomoTherapy® treatment quality to an even bigger patient base. It uses linear beams, which are straight, line-like beams, as opposed to the current helical, or spiral, path. These linear beams can create a significant reduction in the time it takes to plan treatment, as well as treatment delivery times.

So What Does It All Mean?
“For patients, TomoDirect™ means better, more efficient cancer treatment,” says Miller. “It also means that more patients will have access to the best treatment available.”

“At Wellspring, our focus is on the patient and doing everything in our power to help them become and stay well,” continues Miller, “Welcoming TomoDirect™ ties in with that philosophy by helping patients receive timely treatment and return to their lives more quickly.”

The system will be fully active and available for patient treatment starting Memorial Day weekend.

About WellSpring Oncology: Doctors Robert Miller, Zucel Solc and Frank Franzese opened the doors of WellSpring Oncology in spring of 2008 to provide high-end treatment in a more personal and caring environment. The doctors at WellSpring Oncology have been practicing innovative radiation therapy since the 1970’s and developed the center to ensure patients have access to the latest technology available in the treatment of cancer. The doctors of WellSpring Oncology are all board-certified in radiation oncology and received their training at the top centers in the country, including MD Anderson, Memorial Sloan Kettering and the University of California San Francisco.

WellSpring Oncology is located at 6600 Sixty Sixth Street North in Pinellas Park, Florida. For more information, contact WellSpring Oncology at (727) 343-0600 or visit them online at www.wellspringoncology.org.
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