"Sophisticated radiation therapy services are a vital tool in the fight against cancer," according to Aaron Spalding, M.D., Ph.D., radiation oncologist with Norton Cancer Institute. "Our ability to bring this leading-edge technology to the Norton Healthcare downtown campus will have a life-changing impact for adult and pediatric patients and their families. It complements the existing sophisticated radiation therapy services we currently offer on the Norton Healthcare - St. Matthews campus."
The centerpiece of the radiation treatment services available in the Norton Cancer Institute building in Downtown Louisville is the Novalis TxTM radiosurgery platform, which rotates around the patient to deliver treatment beams anywhere in the body from virtually any angle. This shaped-beam technology precisely adjusts the treatment beam to target the tumor site, ensuring that the optimal radiation dose is delivered while also protecting healthy tissue nearby.
The entire second floor is dedicated to the growing number of multidisciplinary clinics offered by Norton Cancer Institute and key partners. These clinics provide patients with convenient access to expert teams specially trained in diagnosing and treating advanced cancers and tumors, such as brain tumors, sarcoma and lung cancer. By combining physician visits and providing a team of experts in one location, patient outcomes, convenience and care are greatly improved.