BASS Cancer Center, one of the leading centers for radiation therapy in California, has been designated a Center of Excellence for its use of an AlignRT® system for Surface Guided Radiation Therapy (SGRT) today. This system, from Vision RT, the inventors of and leaders in SGRT technology, will particularly benefit patients suffering from cancer of the left breast, as it helps the radiotherapy team protect the heart.
Radiation therapy has been shown to be a highly effective treatment for breast cancer. However, the left breast is close to the heart, which makes the heart vulnerable to radiation exposure and cardiac complications. A study by the University of North Carolina showed that patients treated using AlignRT for breast - Deep Inspiration Breath Hold (DIBH) - exhibited 0% cardiac perfusion defects six months after treatment.
The Vision RT Center of Excellence Program recognizes clinics for their exceptional expertise in the use of AlignRT for all treatment sites, as well as those that offer their patients tattoo and mark-free radiation therapy treatment. Programs designated as Centers of Excellence have also had additional training on workflows and demonstrated a high degree of skill and experience.
“This designation as a Vision RT Centers of Excellence is very rewarding for our staff and reflects our centers deep commitment to providing the safest possible quality of care for our patients”, said Dr. Kenneth Chao, Radiation Oncologist and Medical Director. “AlignRT gives us the ability to track the patient throughout treatment in real time to ensure the accuracy and safety of treatment delivery”.
Another benefit of AlignRT is that it is a completely non-invasive, contactless technology. Limiting contact has become more important than ever, especially for cancer patients who often have compromised immune systems.
BASS Medical Group is the Greater Bay Area’s leading healthcare specialist provider. With more than 400 providers and 40 specialties, BASS provides state-of-the-art care in a family setting. BASS operates 200+ locations, from the Central Valley to the North Bay. Known for operating smaller, independent physician-led practices, BASS offers personal, patient-focused comprehensive medical care and specialty services.
BASS Cancer Center is a private physician owned multi-specialty group that services the entire East Bay Area of California and accepts patients from anywhere in the US. They are the ﬁrst free-standing site in the US and ﬁrst in the Bay Area to provide MR Linac treatments. They are also the ﬁrst site in the Bay area to oﬀer tattoo and mark-free treatment to patients.
Vision RT defines the standard of care in Surface Guided Radiation Therapy. We provide superior solutions for the radiotherapy market, with more than 2,000 systems in active clinical use in many of the leading treatment centers in the world, including all 15 of the top 15 US News “Best Hospitals for Cancer”. We continue to innovate in the radiation oncology space with our MapRT clearance mapping and InBore SGRT solutions. We are committed to making SGRT the standard of care for all patients, worldwide.