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New Medical Equipment Making An Impact At Ascension St. Mary’s

The True Beam Linear Accelerator. Photo by WSGW's John Hall for Alpha Media.

Saginaw Ascension St. Mary’s is already getting excellent use after just one month out of its new True Beam Linear Accelerator treating
patients at the hospital’s Seton Cancer Institute. Medical Physicist Charbel Habib  says True Beam automatically  synchronizes imaging, beam shape and radiation dose delivery while performing accuracy checks every 10 milliseconds. That’s even with moving  tumors, like in the lungs.

Habib spoke prior to a blessing given to the equipment  by St. Mary’s Chaplin Father Jim Carlson Thursday. True Beam, which cost around $3,500,000, is part of a roughly $50,000,000  reinvestment by Ascension in its northern health ministries.

 



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