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Mojave Radiology Unveils State-of-Art Radiation Machine

Daily Press (Victorville, CA)

February 11, 2006 | Copyright

Byline: Tracie Troha

Feb. 11–APPLE VALLEY — After several weeks of training staff and receiving a state inspection, the Mojave Radiology Oncology Center is now ready to introduce new technology designed to improve the treatment of cancer. Oncology Center Director Munther Alqaisi said his staff will begin using the IX Millennium radiation machine this week. “We have about 10 patients waiting to get IMRT (intensity-modulated radiation therapy),” he said. The IX Millennium uses digital imagery to shape radiation beams into the dimensions of a tumor, allowing a high dose of radiation to be delivered to the malignancy without harming vital organs. This process helps reduce side effects such as pain, burning, nausea and fatigue. Alqaisi said the new $2.2 million machine puts the Oncology Center on par with other centers across Southern California. “We are very excited about this,” he said. Alqaisi said his staff spent the past month training to use the IX Millennium, followed by a two-week wait as state examiners commissioned the radiation machine. “Because of state cuts, the commissioning department is working with a small crew,” he said. “It caused a delay in using the machine.” With everything now in place, Alqaisi said he is ready to help his patients fight cancer with new treatment.

Article reprinted with permission of the Daily Press (Victorville, CA)

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