Alliance Cancer Center Installs New Radiotherapy System

Alliance Oncology, a division of Alliance HealthCare Services, a leading national provider of outsourced healthcare services, announced today that one of their radiation therapy centers, Alliance Cancer Care, has installed a new radiotherapy system at their Greenville, Mississippi location. The decision to install new equipment at the center was part of Alliance Cancer Care’s commitment to ensure patients in the Mississippi Delta Region are treated with the most advanced technology available, while being able to stay close to home.

The new cutting-edge machine installed at the center is the Varian Clinac 2100 iX. Designed to deliver a wide range of imaging and patient treatment options, the Clinac system offers advanced features to facilitate state-of-the-art treatments including IMRT, IGRT, VMAT, RapidArc, and Varian’s On-Board Imager (OBI). With an eye toward the future, every Clinac machine is built to be supported and upgraded, enabling it to stay ahead of the curve.

Physicians around the world depend on Clinac systems to deliver targeted treatments. With demonstrated accuracy and reliability, the Clinac system offers physicians confidence in tumor targeting and helps to ensure that patients are treated according to plan. Also, the core design of the Clinac high energy accelerator makes it possible to quickly and safely deliver high doses of radiation, which results in shorter treatment times for patients.

“The new Varian system with Rapid Arc and cone beam CT compliments our ability to offer expert care with a giant leap in technology,” said Gregg Alan Dickerson, M.D., FACR, FACRO and radiation oncologist at Alliance Cancer Care. “This gives our patients new treatment options, dramatically improved precision, and faster treatments with the capability to provide even more advanced treatment options in the future.”

With over 33 years of experience in the field of radiation oncology managing complex cases, and as the only board-certified radiation oncologist accredited by the American Board of Radiology in the Mississippi Delta Region, Dr. Dickerson is excited about how the new Varian system will add versatility to their options on how they treat cancer patients, allowing them to individualize and optimize patient care.

Candi Underwood, Site Administrator at Alliance Cancer Care, echoes Dr. Dickerson’s thoughts. “The dedicated clinical team at Alliance Cancer Care consistently strive for excellence in quality patient care and are committed to providing the best solution for each patient’s needs,” said Underwood. “With our new Varian system, we are well on our way to better treatment options with which to treat patients and improve their quality of life.”