Technology advances quickly and equipment becomes obsolete. When it was time to replace equipment in the Radiation Oncology Department it wasn’t as simple as taking an old piece out and moving a new one in. Especially with equipment requiring a Physicist be present for installation and a concrete vault to operate in.
The Hospital Foundation along with undesignated funding from the community was able to bring the True Beam linear accelerator into Fairbanks. This highly advanced tool will deliver the most accurate radiation treatment in the world. This is part of the Hospital Foundation’s goal to keep our friends and family at home for their cancer treatment.