November 12, 2019
Guided Attack: Cutting-edge cancer treatment uses MRI technology

Photo:

MRIdian technology helps limit how much radiation strikes healthy tissue.

Cancer Care

Guided Attack: Cutting-edge cancer treatment uses MRI technology

Jason Garcia | 1/25/2019

Orlando Health has opened a cancer center at its Health Central Hospital in suburban Orlando — one of the first sites in the nation to use a new cancer-fighting technology using MRI-guided radiotherapy.

With the technology, called MRIdian, oncologists can see the areas they are treating in patients in real-time and more precisely target radiation therapy. It combines magnetic resonating imaging with radiation therapy to allow specialists to track and adjust beam delivery based on any changes they see in the tumor and surrounding tissue during treatment.

“Soft-tissue tumors have subtle, natural movement during treatment, but this technology allows us to track and treat the tumor while sparing surrounding healthy tissue from radiation exposure, which may result in better outcomes and less side effects for our patients,” says Dr. Daniel Buchholz, chairman of radiation oncology at Orlando Health.

The Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center-Health Central Hospital in Ocoee, a suburban city west of Orlando, is one of nine in the country using MRI-guided radiotherapy and just the second in Florida.

The 30,000-sq.-ft. center was built primarily with a $21-million grant from the West Orange Healthcare District. Orlando Health says it nearly doubles the size of the area’s previous cancer center. Beyond the MRI-guided radiotherapy, the facility also offers expanded chemotherapy and radiation treatment areas, medical oncology services, surgical oncology consultations, labs and cancer-support community programs.

 

Read more in our February issue.

Select from the following options:

EXISTING
DIGITAL
SUBSCRIBERS

Access Article Now!

DIGITAL
SINGLE
ISSUE

Get a single DIGITAL copy of this issue

$4.95

PRINT
SINGLE
ISSUE

Get a single PRINT copy of this issue

$4.95
plus $3 postage & handling

PRINT SUBSCRIPTION

One year in PRINT

$14.98*
plus a FREE gift!

DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION

One year DIGITAL

$14.98*
plus a FREE gift!

ALL ACCESS SUBSCRIPTION

One year Combo
PRINT + DIGITAL

$24.95*
plus a FREE gift!


CURRENT  PRINT  SUBSCRIBERS

If you are already a print subscriber,
ADD DIGITAL EDITION ACCESS
to your existing subscription here!
(or call our office at 727-892-2643)

* offer valid for new subscribers only

Tags: Healthcare, Life Sciences, Economic Backbone, Feature

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single digital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

St. Petersburg leaders take stand against Florida bill that would ban pets from certain areas
St. Petersburg leaders take stand against Florida bill that would ban pets from certain areas

St. Petersburg city leaders are fighting to keep its pet friendly status despite a recently filed bill that would ban animals from certain places.

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

What threat level do you believe global warming is?

  • Global warming is man-made
  • Global warming is a natural threat
  • Global warming is a hoax
  • Other (Please share your comments in the comment section below)

See Results

Florida Trend Magazine
490 1st Ave S
St Petersburg, FL 33701
727.821.5800

© Copyright 2019 Trend Magazines Inc. All rights reserved.