Physicians Medical Center is committed to our community to deliver the most advanced cancer care available to help beat cancer.
The new generation Trilogy®, from Varian Medical Systems, allows our team to honor this commitment. Our Board Certified Radiation Oncologist, Dr. David Caletri, has 16 years of experience in Radiation Oncology and 9 years experience with Radiosurgery.
"After 16 years in Houma, we finally have the technology that our patients deserve. With the acquisition of the Trilogy® machine, we treat our cancer patients with a team approach; local physicians helping with each step of our patient's recovery." Dr. David Caletri
The fight against cancer
The Trilogy® Stereotactic System from Varian Medical Systems is the most advanced, sophisticated machine of its type in the world.
As the leading image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) system, Trilogy marks the beginning of a new generation of cancer care. The versatile Trilogy system combines imaging and treatment technologies, and can be used to deliver the widest range of external beam radiotherapies: 3D conformal radiotherapy, IMRT, stereotactic radiosurgery, fractionated stereotactic radiation therapy and intensity-modulated radiosurgery for cancer and neurosurgical treatments.
Advanced imaging capabilities built into the system allow therapists to position patients for treatment with submillimeter accuracy. A respiratory gating system compensates for any tumor movement that occurs as a patient breathes.
The Trilogy system is powerful, and it can deliver radiotherapy doses at least 60 percent faster than conventional accelerators. This shortens the length of time patients need to spend undergoing treatment. In addition, the radiation beam is highly precise, allowing clinicians to deliver treatments with unprecedented accuracy.
Why travel to receive the very same treatment offered right here at home? For a tour of our facility, or to receive additional information about our radiation oncology program, please call the Center at 985.858.3400.