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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

LEWISTOWN, Pa.Geisinger Lewistown Hospital is now offering The Varian Real-time Position Management™ (RPM) system to its patients. RPM is a non-invasive, video-based system that allows for clean imaging and treatment of lung, breast and upper abdominal sites.  It accommodates both breath hold and free breathing protocols.  

The RPM system facilitates the treatment of the lungs, liver, and pancreas, and helps minimize the dose to the heart in breast treatments. The system provides clean images for planning so that clinicians can more clearly visualize the target with fewer of the image artifacts associated with respiratory motion.

The RPM system allows clinicians to correlate tumor position in relation to the patient's respiratory cycle. Using an infrared tracking camera and a reflective marker, the system measures the patient's respiratory pattern and range of motion and displays them as a waveform. The gating thresholds are set when the tumor is in the desired portion of the respiratory cycle. 

For more information, call Geisinger Lewistown Hospital cancer specialty services directly at 717-242-7297.

About Geisinger
Geisinger is among the nation’s leading providers of value-based care, serving 1.2 million people in urban and rural communities across Pennsylvania. Founded in 1915 by philanthropist Abigail Geisinger, the non-profit system generates $10 billion in annual revenues across 134 care sites - including 10 hospital campuses, and Geisinger Health Plan, with 600,000 members in commercial and government plans. The Geisinger College of Health Sciences educates more than 5,000 medical professionals annually and conducts more than 1,400 clinical research studies. With 26,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger is among Pennsylvania’s largest employers with an estimated economic impact of $14 billion to the state’s economy. On March 31, 2024, Geisinger became the first member of Risant Health, a new nonprofit charitable organization created to expand and accelerate value-based care across the country.  Learn more at geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and X.

 
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