CT Scan - Rahway, NJ - Rahway Regional Cancer Center

At Rahway Regional Cancer Center (RRCC), Dr. Eric Karp and his team are dedicated to providing the best possible care to patients with cancer. As a commitment to offering comprehensive analyses, coherent plans of action and personalized treatments to each of our patients, we utilize state-of-the-art technologies and equipment, including CT scan imaging, treatment planning software, image-guided intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IG-IMRT) and brachytherapy.


 

CT Scan Imaging

CT Scan Machine - Rahway, NJ - Rahway Regional Cancer CenterAll treatment plans at RRCC are completely tailored to the patient, and it all starts with CT scan imaging using the GE Lightspeed RT16 Wide Bore with LAP Laser Simulation System. The system was specifically designed for radiation therapy patients, offering a large opening for comfort and safety, and helps reduce treatment planning time. Plus, it produces high-resolution images, which allows Dr. Karp to distinguish tumors from healthy anatomy for precision treatment.


Treatment Planning

Treatment Planning Software - Rahway, NJ - Rahway Regional Cancer CenterFor better treatment of patients with cancer, RRCC uses the Philips Pinnacle3 PROS  planning system. As one of only a handful of facilities in the country with fusion capability, we’re able to combine diagnostic radiographic imaging, like MRI, CT and PET scans, with scans performed onsite. This allows us to more accurately target cancer cells through radiation therapy – not only improving your treatment effectiveness, but also reducing the radiation delivered to normal, healthy tissues.


Image-Guided Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy

Image-Guided Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IGRT and IMRT) - Rahway, NJ - Rahway Regional Cancer CenterAfter we’ve devised your personalized treatment plan, we’ll utilize the Varian Trilogy Treatment System, along with state-of-the-art software, to deliver external beam radiation therapy. This innovative technology allows us to mold and aim beams of radiation directly at the tumor. By controlling the shape and intensity of the radiation beam using cone beam technology – which gives us real-time visuals of the tumor during treatment – we’re able to target the tumor while doing less damage to surrounding tissues for better cure rates and reduced side effects. IG-IMRT can be used to treat a variety of cancers, such as prostate, head and neck, lung, brain and breast cancer.


Brachytherapy

Brachytherapy - Rahway, NJ - Rahway Regional Cancer Center

Dr. Eric Karp and his team at RRCC are leading experts in high-dose brachytherapy. This type of radiation therapy, which is often referred to as internal radiation, implants radioactive sources directly into the tumor. It’s typically used to treat endometrial cancer, cervical cancer and other gynecologic malignancies, as well as esophageal cancer. In situations that require highly specialized care, Dr. Eric Karp has designed and developed custom apparatuses to deliver brachytherapy. Since the procedure is performed at RRCC, you can head back to the comfort of your home right after treatment.


Request a Consultation

If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, call Rahway Regional Cancer Center at (732) 382-5550 to schedule a consultation. Dr. Eric Karp and his team are committed to providing skilled, personalized and compassionate care during this difficult time.