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Devices Oncology

 News Release - March 14, 2008

North Shore Radiation Therapy Opens on Long Island, Offers Cancer Patients Access to New, Advanced Cancer Treatments

HUNTINGTON, N.Y.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--North Shore Radiation Therapy, formally known as North Shore Medical Accelerator, announced the opening of its new facility located in Huntington, N.Y., where they will provide the most technologically advanced cancer treatment available on Long Island, New York. After eight years of planning, design and construction, this premier Radiation Oncology practice in Suffolk County is now accepting patients. This new facility features a Varian linear accelerator that will allow physicians the ability to target tumors more accurately and adjust patients’ positioning prior to treatment, thus improving the precision and effectiveness of cancer treatments.

This new center is entirely electronic. All records are available to the physicians from any location. All x-rays are digital. “All patient treatments are computer guided for accuracy. North Shore Radiation Therapy physicians are on staff at Huntington Hospital, part of the North Shore Health System, on Long Island. They participate in cancer conferences, cancer committees and community programs. New in-patient and out-patient consultations are seen immediately,” said Richard Byrnes, M.D., Medical Director.

This center offers:
  • 4D CT Simulation – Using sophisticated cameras to “see” respiratory motion.
  • IMRT – Technology that can modify the radiation during treatment to spare adjoining normal tissue and increase the dose to the tumor.
  • IGRT – Radiation treatment guided by diagnostic images such as CT Scan.
  • Rapid Arc – A major advance that allows improved dose control while significantly reducing treatment times.
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Prostate Brachytherapy
  • Skin Brachytherapy
  • Rectal Brachytherapy
  • Breast Mammosite
“We have raised the quality of radiation oncology services so needed in the Huntington community,” stated Jeffrey Musmacher, Director of Operations. “The strategic location of our radiation therapy facility in close proximity to North Shore – Long Island Jewish at Huntington Hospital will be convenient for physicians and patients alike.”

About North Shore Radiation Therapy

Since 1988, North Shore Radiation Therapy has provided premier radiation therapy services to Suffolk County. The center offers 3-D Conformal Radiation Therapy, IMRT, IGRT, SRS (Stereotactic Radiosurgery), RapidArc, Prostate Brachytherapy, Mammosite and Gynecological Brachytherapy. The center is staffed by highly trained clinicians with expertise in implementing and utilizing the most advanced radiation therapy technology. Located at 270 Pulaski Road in Huntington, the center is open Monday through Friday, and accepts most insurance plans. Their other location is at 989 Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown. Appointments can be made by calling (631) 427-CARE. You can also visit the website at

Source: North Shore Radiation Therapy

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