Saint Barnabas Medical Center first to offer Halcyon
New system aids image-guided cancer treatments
SAINT BARNABAS Medical Center, Department of Radiation Oncology is the first in New Jersey to offer the Halcyon system for image-guided radiotherapy to deliver advanced, high-quality cancer treatment. This new technology can be used to treat a wide range of cancers, including prostate, breast, head and neck, and more.
Halcyon was engineered to deliver sophisticated, highly targeted cancer treatments with precision and accuracy. It is an advanced system with numerous features that make treatments more comfortable, offering a less intimidating experience for patients. Additionally, the Halcyon system incorporates intelligent automation that enables a faster treatment time.
“As a physician, the daily image-guided capability of this new treatment tool coupled with faster treatment times enhances both the quality of care I can deliver and overall experience. This is a win for all,” said Dr. Alison Grann, chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. The Halcyon integrates patient comfort and relaxation by limiting the noise and vibrations; the machine motions are quiet and smooth. To facilitate a closer connection between patient and therapist during a Halcyon treatment, the system includes a couch-mounted camera that travels with the patient and a two-way intercom, making it easy for the therapist to monitor and converse with those receiving treatment.
Saint Barnabas Medical Center has been a pioneer and leader in radiation oncology in northeastern New Jersey since 1968. “We are committed to offering the most innovative technologies that allows us the ability to provide the highest level of care for our patients and their families,” said Stephen P. Zieniewicz, president and CEO, Saint Barnabas Medical Center. The Department of Radiation Oncology is dedicated to putting patients first and delivering the best care in a supportive, comfortable environment. “We are very excited to be able to offer this piece of technology for patients in our community,” said Grann.
RWJBarnabas Health and Saint Barnabas Medical Center in partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey — the state’s only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center — brings a world-class team of researchers and specialists to fight alongside patients, providing close-to-home access to the latest treatments and clinical trials.
For more information about radiation oncology at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, call 973-322-5630 or go to rwjbh.org/sbmcradonc.