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Lawrence and Memorial Cancer Center

Yale radiation oncologists have a long history of providing comprehensive, compassionate care at L&M Waterford Cancer Care Center in Waterford, Connecticut. A Yale School of Medicine/Yale-New Haven Hospital program occupies the first floor of L&M's two story, 48,000-square-feet green building that opened in October 2013. In this beautiful setting, Yale physicians provide a full range of radiation services for all types of cancers treatable by radiation therapy.

This facility has state of-the-art equipment and software, including:

  • Two dual-energy Varian linear accelerators, which are capable of providing conventional radiotherapy, electron beam radiotherapy and intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT)
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) for precisely treating cancer in the lung with a high dose in just a few sessions
  • Philips CT simulator with multi-slice imaging for precise localization of tumor and normal tissue structures
  • 4D gating capability to account for motion of chest and abdomen tumors caused by breathing
  • Deep inspiration breath hold and prone positioning to minimize radiation exposure for organs other than the breast
  • Calypso, a 4D localization system that helps deliver maximum radiation for prostate cancer while avoiding healthy surrounding tissues and organs
  • RapidArc treatments, which deliver complicated treatments in a fraction of the time normally required
  • MLC/IMRT/IGRT/portal imaging, which help doctors account for any change in daily positioning of the patient on the treatment table
  • Mosaiq record-and-verify quality assurance system
  • Eclipse treatment-planning software to help achieve the best quality radiation plans