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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. and AVENTURA, Fla., July 26 /PRNewswire/ — Oncure Medical Corp. with Santa Cruz Radiation Oncology in Santa Cruz, CA are near the conclusion of the first placement of a Temporary Radiotherapy Vault (TRV™) by RAD Technology Medical Systems LLC. RAD’s patented system is a portable, modular building equipped with a pre-installed linear accelerator. The shielded enclosure can be placed and removed providing an efficient temporary patient treatment solution for an upgrade process.
“Prior to the TRV by RAD, single vault cancer centers had to be temporarily shut down and patients displaced to outlying centers,” says Duane Choate, President and CEO of Oncure. “The TRV™ solves a problem of timely expansion, modification or upgrading of a radiation treatment facility and most significantly, it maintains patient and staff continuity in a community.”
Many radiation oncology centers looking to upgrade their linear accelerators and treatment planning solutions are concerned about downtime for patients and staff. Currently free standing cancer centers and hospitals must displace patients to alternate locations and run therapies into the late nights and early mornings. The RAD solution duplicates the processes in a compact and temporary package allowing patient treatments to continue while the new treatment system is installed.
“The TRV technology is based on RAD’s patented Vault system which has been deployed for over five years in the UK, Canada, USA and now Mexico,” states company President John J Lefkus III. “Oncure is near conclusion of a first for radiation centers seeking to upgrade equipment while maintaining patient therapies during the upgrade. The TRV™ provides an effective and speedy solution unmatched by any radiation shielding technology and Oncure sees the positive benefits for patients and local communities.”
Oncure’s CEO further states, “We found value in the TRV option and chose not to shutdown the Santa Cruz, CA Cancer Center which serviced more than 150 patients and delivered nearly 5,000 treatments with the TRV solution during our technology and facility upgrade.”
About Oncure Medical Corp.
Oncure Medical Corp. is a national network of cancer treatment centers that deliver extraordinary patient care. Oncure owns, operates and manages 35 radiation oncology centers. Oncure provides growth capital as well as management and administrative functions such as marketing, operations support, purchasing, information technology solutions, accounting, billing and compliance. Oncure centers provide extraordinary care with advanced technology delivered by highly-trained staff to help patients navigate the entire treatment and healing process. For more information about Oncure and its treatment centers, visit www.oncure.com.
About RAD Technology Medical Systems LLC
RAD provides revolutionary turnkey and relocatable radiation containment systems and cancer treatment facilities. RTMS designs and builds proprietary technology for temporary, permanent or bridge facilities. RTMS’s products are available for sale and lease. For further information, visit www.radtechnology.com.