Mark Liang, MD
Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Cancer Institute recently opened a new and expanded radiation therapy center at Carolinas Medical Center-University.
The 11,000-square-foot facility is nearly twice the size of the former space and gives patients access to clinical expertise and technology previously not available in the area, such as a 16-slice CT scanner that can locate tumors with increased accuracy and precision as well as an advanced linear accelerator that provides volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT). VMAT enables physicians to provide more targeted and more powerful radiation to a tumor site while also lowering average radiation treatment times from 20 minutes to just two minutes.
“Our new location is bringing patients convenient, better and ultimately, more comfortable care through these new technologies that enhance the precision with which our physicians can provide treatment,” said Mark Liang, MD, medical director of the University Radiation Therapy Center. “This advanced care is complemented by integrated access to all of the services and clinical expertise at Levine Cancer Institute.”
As part of the Institute’s integrated network of 25 locations throughout North and South Carolina, physicians at the University Radiation Therapy Center are able to collaborate with their colleagues at various locations to leverage the entire range of expertise and resources available at the cancer treatment institute.