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A Ray of Hope

JHAH clinicians use this state-of-art radiotherapy machine to treat cancer anywhere in the body where radiation treatment is indicated, including lung, breast and head and neck.

  • It allows for patients to be exposed to the energy beam for a shorter time, reducing possible side effects
  • Provides Respiratory Gating, which monitors movement of the tumor due to breathing, allowing for accurate aiming at moving targets

One of the world’s most advanced linear accelerators, the TrueBeam, was used at Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH) Cancercare for the first time on April 16.

“The pairing of experience and advanced technologies is benefiting our patients tremendously.”
Majid Al-Othman, Radiation Technology Unit head at JHAH

Cancercare, part of the Oncology Institute, has been using linear accelerators to treat tumors for nearly 20 years. “Our least experienced team member has 15 years of experience using linear accelerators,” said Dr. Majid Al-Othman, Radiation Technology Unit head and Oncology Radiologist. “The pairing of experience and advanced technologies is benefiting our patients tremendously.”