Linear Accelerator Staff Stories: Lisa Undahl, Registered Radiation Therapist
Hello, I am Lisa Undahl, Registered Radiation Therapist and supervisor of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Mayo Clinic Health System - Franciscan Healthcare in La Crosse. I, along with the other radiation therapists, have specialized training in working with cancer patients and utilizing the enhanced linear accelerator system.
I am personally excited about this latest advancement in technology that we have available in La Crosse. We are the only medical facility in the Coulee Region to offer this leading edge technology to our cancer patients.
This new system revolutionizes cancer care in our community. From fast imaging to accurate dose delivery, this technology is designed to help clinicians navigate the complexities of cancer care with confidence.
The carefully guided, automated workflow on this linear accelerator uses intuitive visual cues to enhance safety and reduce operation times so patient throughput can be optimized. Streamlined imaging and patient positioning tools enable an accurate and efficient treatment delivery resulting in less time on the treatment couch, which ultimately reduces the chance of tumor motion during treatment.
I will do all in my power to answer any of your questions, and to meet your needs with your cancer care.