Advanced Radiation Therapy

Mercy is the first in Stark County – and one of the only facilities in northeast Ohio – to offer TomoTherapy, a unique brand of cancer treatment that incorporates a helical pattern of radiation delivery.

With conventional linear accelerators, the beam can enter the body at only one angle at a time with a maximum of six angles, passing through much normal tissue with large amounts of radiation. TomoTherapy provides treatment from any angle around the entire circumference of the body, minimizing damage to healthy tissue. A low-dose CT scan prior to each therapy session helps precisely localize the radiation.