Mar 06, 2019
Kona Community Hospital Cancer Center launches new linear accelerator
On March 6, the Kona Community Hospital (KCH) Cancer Center’s Radiation Oncology Clinic (ROC) celebrated the installation of a new Elekta Infinity™ Linear Accelerator with a blessing and open house. The Elekta Infinity™, a state-of-the-art linear accelerator, was selected by KCH cancer center management and hospital leadership to replace and upgrade the existing technology. It will allow KCH radiation therapists to personalize patient treatments, reducing treatment time and delivering targeted radiation treatments to cancer patients. This new technology brings the ability to fine-tune and tailor patient treatments means that patients will experience fewer side effects. Precision treatments also minimize damage to surrounding healthy tissue resulting in quicker recovery.