Advanced Cancer Care Technology
High-tech systems offer improved clarity & accuracy
From imaging to biopsies to surgery, you’ll have access to the latest high-tech systems at Crozer-Keystone’s cancer centers.
Crozer-Keystone Health System, in affiliation with Philadelphia CyberKnife®, is proud to offer CyberKnife treatment to our patients.
CyberKnife is an FDA-approved robotic stereotactic radiosurgery system that targets and destroys small and previously inaccessible tumors or lesions anywhere in the body.
Located on West Chester Pike in Havertown and operated by US Radiosurgery, Philadelphia CyberKnife is the most experienced facility in the Delaware Valley with the CyberKnife system.
Varian linear accelerator
This new “rapid arc” technology, located at the Crozer-Keystone Regional Cancer Center at Brinton Lake, improves the speed and precision of intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT).
This machine assists image-guided radiation therapy and provides multiple forms of imaging, including cone beam CT scans, radiographic, fluoroscopic and ultrasound—all of which help our radiation oncologists locate a tumor with far greater accuracy.
A PET/CT scan allows physicians to measure the body's abnormal molecular cell activity to detect Cancer, Brain Disorders and Heart Disease. PET scans are simple, painless, and fast, providing real life answers to better diagnose illness, guide treatment options, and give patients ultimate control over their critical and vital health care decisions.
Digital mammography units record images of breast tissue digitally, instead of on X-ray film. The advantages of digital mammography compared to traditional mammography include reduced exam time, lower average radiation dose and better visibility. Technologists are able to check for image quality just seconds after acquiring an image, enabling our technologists to confirm image quality before the patient leaves the mammography room.
Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
Stereotactic breast biopsy uses the principles of mammography to guide radiologists to an area of abnormality previously identified on a mammogram. This procedure is generally performed when an abnormality is not felt by the physician, but can be seen on a mammogram.
Patients are asked to lie face down on a special X-ray table. The radiologist takes pictures of the breast and determines the exact location of the area of abnormality. A needle is inserted in the area and a sample of the breast tissue removed and sent to the laboratory for analysis.
Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping
New studies are under way at Crozer-Keystone Health System and across the country that may limit breast surgery to removal of only the first lymph node—the sentinel lymph node. The sentinel lymph node may indicate the likelihood of breast cancer spreading to other parts of the body.
Sentinel lymph node biopsy has been proven successful in the treatment of melanoma skin cancer. Preliminary results from national clinical trials with breast patients have produced exciting results, and the FDA may approve this procedure for breast cancer treatment.
Looking for compassionate cancer expertise?
The Crozer-Keystone Cancer Care team is ready to help. Call 1-866-695-HOPE (695-4673), or use our convenient online request form.