Hospital unveils CT simulator

Nov. 19, 2013 @ 09:35 AM

The cancer center at Maria Parham Medical Center recently introduced on-site computed-tomography simulation.

A CT simulator uses an array of lasers that enable physicians to map the location of tumors in three dimensions. This allows for more precise treatment of tumors, thereby reducing radiation exposure to a patient’s healthy tissue.

Once tumor mapping is completed, a team of physicians and physicists formulate treatment plans at Duke University Medical Center.

Treatment can then be administered at Maria Parham, meaning a patient never has to travel off-site.

As a Duke Medicine affiliate, the hospital’s cancer center features board-certified Duke radiation oncologists, medical oncologists and hematologists.

For more information about the center, visit or call (252) 436-1148.