Cayuga Medical Center

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

The radiation medicine service at CMC is  operated in conjunction with RPCI, and key aspects of the affiliation include:

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

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 Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY
  • 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