State-of-the-art cancer treatment technology for CHI St. Luke's

State-of-the-art cancer treatment technology for CHI St. Luke's
Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - New changes on the way for cancer patients receiving radiation thanks to state-of-the-art equipment now at CHI St. Luke's Health Memorial in Lufkin.

Today, the hospital unveiled a new machine that will help doctors deliver radiation therapy to their patients, in a fraction of the time, often in less than five minutes.

The new process also allows for fewer side effects from radiation.

The machine is equipped with a CT scanner, allowing for the multiple procedures to be completed all on one machine.

The new equipment cost CHI St. Luke's $4.5 million.

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