Cayuga Medical Center

Cayuga Medical Center
101 Dates Drive
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone number  (607) 274-4011

The radiation medicine service at Cayuga Medical Center is operated in conjunction with Roswell Park. Key aspects of the affiliation include:

  • Significant consultative services by Roswell Park staff in such areas as facility planning, technology planning, clinical and staff support selection, and operations
  • A full-time, on-site Roswell Park radiation oncologist 
  • A full-time, on-site Roswell Park medical physicist, who works closely with the radiation oncologist in planning treatments to ensure the quality of treatment delivery at CMC
  • Clinical protocols developed by Roswell Park to ensure that patients at CMC receive the same radiation medicine services as patients at Roswell Park
  • Electronic teleconferencing between CMC and Roswell Park cancer care specialists to facilitate the development of treatment plans for CMC patients

Radiation Medicine Center Overview

  • A three-story, 6,000 sq. foot addition to the medical center
  • A Varian 21 EX Linear Accelerator
  • Three patient examination rooms and a sub waiting area for patients
  • Conference/education room for patients and families
  • Multi-media conference room for medical education
  • High-speed digital technology linking Cayuga Medical Center Radiation Medicine and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Exterior gardens and a covered walkway to the medical center, the Bonnie H. Howell Education Building, and the Medical Office Building

Varian 21 EX IMRT Linear Accelerator

  • The linear accelerator is outfitted to deliver Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), as well as respiratory gating and portal imaging that helps to better focus the radiation treatments. The technology is considered to be state-of-the-art in the delivery of conformal radiation therapy.
  • The technology enables radiation oncologists to adjust the intensity of  radiation administered to patients
  • Advanced hardware and software systems are designed to help ensure clinical accuracy and safety
  • The technology will be used to treat all cancers that respond to radiation therapy, including prostate, breast, head and neck, lung, colorectal and brain tumors

You can visit Cayuga Medical Center's website to learn more.