Dr. John Vakios says "By doing RapidArc we are able to cut down on the treatment time. This can deliver radiation therapy about eight times faster than what was given in the past. So it is a breakthrough for everyone."
One area hospital is setting a new standard for cancer treatment. In your health tonight Faxton St. Lukes Hospital has obtained technology called RapidArc. The new treatment delivers precise tumor destroying radiation. Experts say the new treatment is done in a matter of minutes and is pain free. According to doctors the rapid arc technology has the potential to improve the quality of care and comfort for patients with a number of different types of cancer.