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Hi Lil:  This sounds like the Staten Island process.  Did your husband
decide where and when he's going?  I go this Thursday for a body cast
and planning CT Scan. 

Your friend June

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Lillian [SMTP:firefly@islc.net]
> Sent:	Sunday, October 24, 1999 3:16 PM
> To:	mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> Subject:	[MOL] Re: [Gwen
> 
> Thank you so much for thinking of us and sending the info.  We both
> really
> appreciate your help.  I do wish you would tell me how you are doing?
> It
> has been a spell since you have given us a report on your wonderful
> self.....love you, lillian
> Warmly, lillian
> 
> We invite you to take a look at our Album.
> www.angelfire.com/sc/molangels/index.html
> 
>   ( Very informational, good tips, Molers pictures, art work and much
> more....
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <GW0123@AOL.COM>
> To: <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
> Sent: Sunday, October 24, 1999 12:41 AM
> Subject: [MOL] Shortens Radiation Treatment With Siemens' SIMTEC
> Software
> 
> 
> >
> > Morristown Memorial Hospital Shortens Radiation Treatment Times With
> Siemens'
> > SIMTEC Software for Delivering Radiation Therapy
> >
> >
> > MORRISTOWN, N.J.--(BW HealthWire)--Oct. 21, 1999--Morristown
> Memorial
> > Hospital has cut cancer treatment time in half for some patients by
> using
> > Siemens' SIMTEC(TM) software specially designed to automatically
> deliver
> > intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), an advanced cancer
> treatment
> > that pinpoints complex radiation doses on tumors as it minimizes
> radiation
> > damage to healthy surrounding tissues.
> >
> > James Wong, MD, Chairman of the Radiation Oncology Department at
> Morristown
> > Memorial Hospital said, "The introduction of SIMTEC to Morristown
> Memorial
> > Hospital's Carol G. Simon Cancer Center has allowed us to deliver
> highly
> > sophisticated treatments in a timely and effective manner,
> increasing
> > department productivity and best of all reducing patient treatment
> time.
> >
> > "We have two PRIMUS(TM) linear accelerators with SIMTEC,
> BEAMVIEW(PLUSTM)
> > portal imaging systems, LANTIS with ImageRT(TM) option, a Somatom
> Plus 4
> CT
> > system, and a SIMVIEW 3000(TM) simulator. Most of our cases are
> curative
> in
> > nature and not simple plans. Approximately 60 percent of setups are
> either
> > four to six fields that with standard blocks treatment would take 15
> minutes
> > from start to finish. We can now treat six field prostates in seven
> minutes.
> > That is a reduction in time of 53 percent in treatment deliveries."
> >
> > Patrick Boyle, Group Vice President, Oncology Care Systems, Siemens
> Medical
> > Systems noted, "The significant value of SIMTEC for our customers is
> that
> > hospitals and community clinics can achieve the cost efficiencies
> they
> need,
> > while also offering their patients the benefit of less time spent in
> a
> > treatment procedure."
> >
> > SIMTEC allows IMRT treatments to be delivered in an automated
> fashion that
> > decreases total time to set up and deliver patient treatments.
> Therapists
> are
> > able to set up automated sequencing from outside of the treatment
> room,
> thus
> > eliminating the need to re-enter the room between treatments.
> >
> > This means that more patients can be treated in a shorter period of
> time.
> At
> > the same time, patients get more comfortable treatments by lessening
> the
> > amount of total time required for their daily treatment. SIMTEC also
> > automatically verifies the treatment delivery, which is critical
> benefit
> for
> > both hospital and patient.
> >
> > Morristown Memorial Hospital is an Atlantic Health System 517-bed
> hospital
> in
> > Morristown, NJ. A major teaching, private, non-profit hospital
> affiliated
> > with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey New
> Jersey
> > Medical School, Morristown Memorial's specialties include adult and
> pediatric
> > oncology, cardiology and cardiac surgery, critical and emergency
> care and
> > inpatient rehabilitation and neonatal intensive care services. The
> cancer
> > center provides a one-stop shopping for patients so they can see a
> medical
> > oncologist, radiation oncologist, and a surgeon all in the same
> building.
> >
> > The Oncology Care Systems Group, based in Concord, Calif., develops
> and
> > markets a range of radiation oncology products for the worldwide
> market.
> It
> > is part of Siemens Medical Systems, Inc., a leading supplier of
> advanced
> > medical electronic systems and products. The company employs about
> 4,700
> > people in the U.S, and has annual sales of about $1.7 billion. The
> Siemens
> > Oncology Care Systems Group's website address is
> > http://www.sms.siemens.com/ocsg.
> >
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