To speak with Dr. Daniel Miller or Dr. Douglas Holt about cancer care, please call (208) 227-2700.
Idaho Cancer Center is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) for radiation oncology. We are the only facility in the state of Idaho with this designation. We use the state-of-the-art Linear Accelerator to deliver more precise radiation treatment for people fighting cancer. It is an advanced image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) system that treats cancer with speed and accuracy while better protecting healthy tissues and organs.
Shorter treatment times
Most treatments last just a few minutes with a faster delivery than other forms of radiation treatment.
- Treatment times that last just a few minutes.
- A standard intensity-modulated treatment might normally take 15 minutes; with our technology, it can be completed in less than two minutes.
- Complex radiosurgery generally takes 40 minutes to an hour; with our technology, that time can often be cut in half.
Our Linear Accelerator uses several features to better target a tumor, and also allows for each treatment to be adapted to a patient's unique tumor size, location, and type.
- Precision- for standard treatments, the system is measured in increments less than 2 millimeters, and for specialized treatments, sub-millimeter accuracy can be obtained.
- Robotic couch top- the table maneuvers your body so that the radiation can be delivered precisely at every treatment angle.
- Advanced imaging- conducted in real-time so that your physician can direct radiation doses with precision accuracy.
- Respiratory gating- allows the physician to sync radiation beams with your chest movements while breathing and protects organs and healthy tissue from unnecessary radiation.
- Accuracy checks- conducted every 10 milliseconds for the duration of the treatment.
During treatment, technology allows communication and interaction between you and the clinicians operating the equipment. Closed-circuit television systems allow your treating clinicians to see and hear you at all times.