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Diagnostic Radiology Job In Cartersville, Georgia

Radiation Oncologist needed for NW Atlanta Suburban City

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Company: HCA Profession/Specialty: Diagnostic Radiology Location: Cartersville, Georgia 30120 Type of Facility: Hospital Posted:2017-11-07
Job Description

BC/BE Radiation Oncologist needed for NW Georgia/Greater-Atlanta Area!

We are seeking a BC/BE Radiation Oncologist for The Hope Center, which is part of Cartersville Medical Center.

The Hope Center houses radiation therapy services, the cancer registry, patient resource center, a healing garden, and centralizes a number of services for cancer patients and their families. The center is affiliated with the national network of HCA facilities.

Today - right here in Cartersville, The Hope Center offers the remarkable hope of life with state-of-the-art treatment technology, and the widest variety of clinical trials.

The experienced doctors at the Hope Center are dedicated to bringing the most promising cancer research and treatment to those who need it today. In fact, they're committed to seeing any patient within 24 hours because they know that earlier detection and treatment can mean a world of a difference in the battle against cancer.

Radiation Oncology Resources in The Hope Center:

Linear Accelerators

The Hope Center houses a state of the art high energy Varian linear accelerator that is used to treat patients with cancer. This unit is equipped with the most advanced Multi-Leaf Collimator (MLC) system that is available. The MLC allows the radiation to target the tumor cells while protecting the patient's normal tissue.

CT Simulation

Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation:

Uses the HDR and special catheters to treat breast lumpectomy cavities over 5 days as opposed to a 5-6 week conventional radiation treatment

Prostate Brachytherapy

Uses tiny radioactive "seeds", implanted in the prostate to deliver the therapeutic dose from within. The radioactivity decays away, leaving the inert seeds behind.

Image Guided Radiation Therapy

The Hope Center offers Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT) for cancer treatment. This is the one of the latest tools in the fight against cancer. With the use of IGRT, therapists are able to localize implanted markers or bony anatomy, fuse the images electronically with the expected images and automatically shift the patient daily so the radiation fields will be accurately placed to treat the cancer.

High Dose Rate (HDR) Remote Afterloading technology

Treats tumors from within, using a radioactive source on a wire - pre-programmed to deliver a precise, contoured radiation dose to the targeted area

Electronic Portal Imaging Device (EPID)

Digital imaging has been one of the biggest improvements in patient care over the past decade. Sarah Cannon has implemented this technology on our linear accelerator. Cancer patients undergoing external beam radiation are frequently subject to x-ray procedures in order to determine proper placement of the radiation fields. Using standard x-ray films forced the patient to be on the treatment table for long periods of time and thus extending their treatment visit. By implementing digital imaging, the time the patient is on the table has been greatly reduced. The physician can now review images instantaneously without waiting for the film image to develop. This leads to shorter appointment times and allows the patients to get back to their everyday life more quickly.

Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)

IMRT is quickly becoming the standard of care in cancer treatment. The Hope Center offers this technology to treat areas such as prostate, rectal, head and neck, and gynecological tumors. The benefit of our IMRT is that it treats a tumor using the MLC in dynamic mode. This allows us to vary the radiation intensity in a smooth fashion over the target area. This technique "paints" the tumor with very precise levels of radiation. Varying the radiation intensity this ways allows us to contour the radiation around complex tumor shapes, while sparing normal tissue in close proximity to the target, allowing higher doses to tumors and lowering complications. This precise treatment delivery is only possible using the most advanced technology available.

Treatment Planning

Most patients never get an opportunity to see how their treatment plan is derived. This process requires advanced computers and planning systems to compute the proper dose to deliver while reducing the dose to critical structures. Our Cancer Center utilizes the Varian Eclipse treatment planning system which allows our staff to view full CT data in 3-D, fuse images with other modalities as well as calculate complex IMRT plans. With the latest software releases, The Hope Center ensures that our patients will be treated with the most up to date technology in order to receive the best possible outcomes.

TrueBeam will be here by the end of the year!

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Since coming to the hospital in 1983, our CEO has provided the vision and leadership that has driven the hospital's growth, ensuring that it has kept pace with Bartow County's remarkable growth over the last decade and a half. Serving all of Bartow County' "s growing communities - from Emerson in the south to Adairsville in the north - Cartersville Medical Center is a 112 bed full service service medical center with a staff of over 100 physicians conveniently located on a 30-acre campus

 

As a result of the county's constant growth, our recent and current construction work includes hospital expansion and renovation projects totaling $29 million.  Cartersville Medical Center now offers a number of specialty services, including an emergency department, an Occupational Medicine Center, a diagnostic sleep study program, outpatient surgery and a sports and physical rehabilitation center. 

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