BodyTom CT

In the fall of 2016, Samsung was excited to announce that the Willis-Knighton Cancer Center added BodyTom CT, the world’s first portable, full-body, 32-slice computed tomography (CT) scanner, to its brachytherapy suite.

Willis-Knighton Cancer Center’s radiation oncology department incorporates BodyTom into treatment workflow processes that daily serve about 100 patients, including up to six brachytherapy treatments. BodyTom eliminates the need to transfer patients to a CT simulator room, eliminating the challenges associated with moving patients, including risk of displacing brachytherapy applicators and adding time to brachytherapy procedures.

Efficiency is vital to maintaining our status as one of the country’s leading brachytherapy practices, and based on observations, adding the BodyTom scanner to our brachytherapy suite has reduced treatment times by 20 to 30 minutes per patient. Additional benefits include increasing comfort, ease and safety for patients as well as enhancing accuracy.