United Samaritans gets new cancer technology

United Samaritans gets new cancer technology

DANVILLE — Presence United Samaritans Medical Center has invested more than $81,000 in new technology for its cancer center, the hospital announced Thursday.

The new equipment includes three new power exam tables intended to better maneuver patients who aren't easily mobile — for example, patients coming in for cancer therapy in wheelchairs, said hospital spokeswoman Gretchen Yordy.

The tables are equipped with power height and back adjustments and a 650-pound weight capacity, according to the hospital.

United Samaritans also purchased technology called MapCheck, a piece of quality assurance equipment intended to verify radiation dosage distribution, Yordy said.

The cancer center equipment was funded by the Presence United Samaritans Medical Center Foundation.

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