Pasco, Hernando & Citrus Counties, Florida (October 27, 2020) – Advanced Cancer Treatment Centers (ACTC), is proud to announce that it has acquired the latest state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment for its new center located at 15211 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, Florida 34613. (Just east of the Suncoast Parkway on SR 50.) Call 352-345-4565 to schedule an appointment or go to www.ACTCHealth.com.
ACTC recently acquired the Discovery RT multifunction Wide Bore CT Scanner. The Discovery RT system is a new multipurpose wide bore CT scanner that meets virtually all the needs of the clinician in radiation therapy planning and simulation, diagnostic, interventional and bariatric imaging. According to its literature the system “enables significant improvements in image noise with GE technological exclusives such as ASiR™ (Adaptive Statistical Iterative Reconstruction) to reduce image noise or improve low contract detectability.
It meets the clinicians’ interventional CT profiles:
- High image quality to see the anatomy
- Extremely low does for the clinician and patient
- Flexible in room controls for fast procedures
The system also allows imaging of bariatric patients, up to and including the morbidly obese population. (BMI greater than 40.) This product provides routine 16-slice acquisition without image noise or coverage compromise.
In addition, the CT scanner comes with Advantage 4D which is a retrospective gating CT application that analyzes and characterizes respiration-induced motion of the anatomy. Advantage 4D helps the clinician determine extent and direction of motion and aids the decision whether to employ standard or gated therapy. Advantage 4D is protocol driven and fully automated, therefore, the clinician spends less time choosing appropriate phases.
Also included are smart deviceless 4040 CT imaging without external device. GE Healthcare’s Smart Deviceless 4D is a breakthrough 4D CT innovation only from GE Healthcare that can create 4D images without the use of any external monitoring device.
Also acquired is the Smart Metal Artifact Reduction program (MAR), which provides exceptional image quality and brings treatment plans clearly into focus.
When utilizing computer tomography (CT scans) clinicians are often challenged by image distortions caused by high-Z metals in the body such as a prosthesis, screws, or even dental fillings. These metals often generate streak-like artifacts in CT scans making it difficult for clinicians to clearly delineate between tumors and healthy tissue. MAR is based on the latest in GE Healthcare smart technology. It is designed to reveal anatomic details obscured by metal artifacts. The MAR also provides exceptional image quality using a three-stage projection-based process to help deliver consistent enhanced image quality. The MAR requires just a single scan to create an exceptionally clear image helping the clinician deliver dose-conscious care. There is increased patient comfort because the efficient single-scan process helps to reduce patient time inside the scanner. The MAR program is versatile and designed to enhance clarity across a range of cases with metal including scans with hip implants, dental fillings, screws, or other metal in the body.
ACTC recently received its Certificate of Occupancy and its medical oncologists are now treating patients at its new location.
About ACTC’s New Facility
The facility was built at a cost of approximately $7 million and includes equipment at a cost of $3.5 million. Once completely operational it will employ a staff of 45 to 50 employees.
ACTC intends to transfer the balance of its medical and support staff from its old facilities within the next 30 days. Cancer care services that will be available include but are not limited to medical oncology, hematology, radiation oncology, and a wide range of other services.
About Advanced Cancer Treatment Centers
Advanced Cancer Treatment Centers, located at 15211 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, Florida 34613, offers personalized, evidence-based cancer care in a modern, state-of-the-art facility close to home. Conveniently located just east of Suncoast Parkway on State Road 50, ACTC offers personalized care at every stage by the following physicians:
- Clayton Alonso, MD, Radiation Oncology
- Aaron Denson, MD, Hematology Oncology
- D. Alan Kerr, II, MD, PhD, Hematology Oncology
- Peter Zavitsanos, MD, Radiation Oncology
The medical team also includes Amy Morgan, APRN-C, and Elizabeth Morgan, APRN, AOCN.
The 21,000 square foot facility includes an infusion room, medical oncology, examination rooms, radiation oncology exam rooms, treatment vault, in-house full laboratory and the latest in radiation oncology treatment systems and the latest diagnostic equipment including CT scan and mobile PET.
ACTC’s caregivers and staff offer support services including financial counselors to address the unique psychological and emotional challenges of cancer patients and their families. The center also features a dedicated research department for clinical trials.
For more information go to www.ACTCHealth.com.