Mojave Radiation Oncology Medical Group

Real-Time Digital Imaging

Our linear accelerator is equipped with sophisticated digital imaging and treatment localization systems. These include Cone Beam CT, Digital Radiography and an Electronic Portal Imaging Device. These systems deliver real-time images to both the operator and physician. Three-dimensional images pinpoint tumor site and allow fine adjustments so to ensure the target is in the same position for every treatment session.

Knowing exactly where the tumor is allows the clinicians to reduce the amount of normal tissue irradiated. In other words, reducing the amount of radiation you get and thus avoiding any unnecessary side effects.