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New linear accelerator arrives in Weston​

linear accelerator at Marshfield Medical Center-WestonA new Varian TrueBeam linear accelerator has been installed at Marshfield Medical Center-Weston. It’s the latest phase in a project that will bring state-of-the-art cancer technology to the facility.​

A linear accelerator is a machine that delivers radiation treatments to patients with cancer. The Varian TrueBeam gives precise dosages quickly and is designed to treat cancer wherever it is in someone’s body.

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Installation of the device by Varian engineers took about two weeks. Marshfield Clinic Health System teams then completed quality assurance testing, which took about a month.

This linear accelerator installation is the last in a line of replacements over the past several years across the Health System. According to Nikki Toldness, Cancer Care & Research service line administrative director, there are now Varian TrueBeam linear accelerators at seven centers:

  • Marshfield Medical Center-Dickinson
  • Marshfield Medical Center-Eau Claire Cancer Center
  • Marshfield Medical Center
  • Marshfield Medical Center-Minocqua
  • Marshfield Medical Center-Rice Lake
  • Marshfield Medical Center-River Region Stevens Point
  • Marshfield Medical Center-Weston

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