169 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, NY 13905
Phone: 607-798-5230 • Fax: 607-798-6720
Lourdes has taken the next step toward maintaining
the level of technical capability in our Regional Cancer Center
that can be found in many university settings - Stereotactic
Radiosurgery (SRS) has arrived!
Lourdes has purchased a new linear accelerator that is the
latest design and provides a full range of treatment options,
including SRS. This particular linear accelerator is one of the
first to be installed nationally.
Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) is a form of computer-assisted
radiation therapy for the destruction of intracranial tumors or
lesions by high dosage radiation. A high total radiation dose is
delivered to a small tumor volume in a single fraction or a small
number of fractions. Radiosurgery minimizes the amount of radiation
that is delivered outside the tumor target. As a result, it is
possible to deliver a much larger, and presumably more effective,
dose to the tumor. Tumors treated using this method are generally
inaccessible or unsuitable for open surgery.
Be assured that Lourdes will continue to be a leader in cancer
care for this community, and we will continue to work toward
providing the highest quality care by offering healthcare that
works, healthcare this is safe and healthcare that leaves no one