Hibachi to Treatment: Converting a Texas Restaurant into a World-Class Radiation Oncology Center
Imagine your long-standing, local Japanese eatery is suddenly transformed into a state-of-the-art oncology treatment center? This is exactly what happened in the heart of Corpus Christi, TX. Corpus Christi Urology Group and Cancer Center (CCUG) seized the opportunity to think outside the box and come up with a creative solution to serve the needs of their community. The result is the development of an outpatient radiation oncology center to help cancer patients by allowing a convenient, accessible location for their daily therapy.
Now…suddenly may be a matter of perspective! It takes a great deal of planning, research, preparation, and choosing the right partners to transform any space – let alone a dining facility – into a comfortable, professional, safe cancer treatment center. The renovations were extensive; the site used only the four outside walls and essentially transformed the entire interior. They also added on to the existing structure, adding a linear accelerator vault to the back of the building. Between planning and construction, the project took nearly one-and-a-half years.
CCUG’s new vault now houses a Varian linear accelerator with Rapid Arc, on-Board Imaging (OBI), Cone Beam CT (CBCT), Millennium 120 Multi-Leaf Collimator (MLC), E-Arm Portal Vision, and other advanced technologies.It can output 6&18 MV Photon Energies and 6-22 MeV Electron Energies for patient treatment.
If you are looking to add a satellite or regional location to your radiation oncology practice, or have any other radiation or imaging equipment needs, our team at ROS is here to help. Let us find the perfect equipment for your specific needs, and let us continue making a difference.
About Radiology Oncology Systems
Radiology Oncology Systems, headquartered in San Diego, California, provides medical equipment solutions to customers worldwide, including hospitals, clinics, veterinary practices, OEMs, and other equipment and service providers. ROS specializes in CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, linear accelerator, and oncology equipment, and also sells related upgrades, products, and accessories. Radiology Oncology Systems is a US distributor of CYRPA patient positioning lasers and the SafeCT dose-reduction software system. For more information, please visit www.OncologySystems.com.