1.3 min readPublished On: June 13, 2024

Ocala Cancer Center Joins World’s Leading Oncology Centers Offering Mark-Free Radiation Treatments

The Ocala Cancer Center is the only oncology provider in Ocala using a technology with 3D cameras to monitor a patient’s skin surface without the use of tattoos or marks for guidance during radiation treatment.

Luis Carrascosa, MD, radiation oncologist at the Ocala Cancer Center, said, “Using a technology known as Surface Guided Radiation Therapy (SGRT), we are able to deliver a better treatment experience that offers our patients significant benefits.”

Traditional radiation therapy requires patients to receive small, often permanent, tattoos on

their skin to help position them for treatment. “Our advanced treatment approach enables us to respond to patients who have voiced their preference for tattoo-free and mark-free treatments,” said Dr. Carrascosa.

The AlignRT® SGRT technology, made by Vision RT, uses 3D camera units to monitor a patient’s skin surface in real-time and compare it to the ideal position with no loss in accuracy when compared to tattoos and marks. The SGRT technology ensures that non-contact radiation is delivered only when a patient is correctly positioned, enhancing their safety and comfort.

Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS) provides a comprehensive range of radiation oncology therapies at nine clinic locations in Florida, including the Ocala Cancer Center. Each location is equipped with advanced, state-of-the-art technologies that ensure the delivery of radiation with maximum effectiveness and patient safety.

All FCS radiation oncology sites are accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Using AlignRT®, FCS has joined a growing number of the world’s leading radiation oncology centers offering tattoo and mark-free treatments.

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