Radiation Center Technology

Linear Accelerator - Versa HDTM
Covenant HealthCare is committed to providing the highest-quality cancer care. Versa HD was developed by Elekta, a human care company pioneering significant innovations and clinical solutions for treating cancer. Versa HD allows us to safely and efficiently deliver conventional radiation treatment to treat a broad spectrum of tumors throughout the body. It also allows treatment of highly complex cancers that require extreme targeting precision. The expanded capabilities of this technology present new opportunities to provide state-of-the-art cancer treatment to more patients in our community.

With Versa HD, Covenant HealthCare will open the door to innovative cancer treatments for patients in the Great Lakes Bay Region and beyond.

Versa HD leverages the latest technology to enable sophisticated approaches to traditionally challenging cases. The system’s patented technology allow precise targeting of the tumor, allowing Covenant Radiation Center clinicians to administer higher doses that can enhance treatment effectiveness, while protecting critical structures such as the heart, spine, or bladder. The result is highly precise treatments with shorter treatment times, and the ability to offer highly advanced treatments while minimizing side effects and enhancing our patients’ quality of life.

Brachytherapy - FlexitronTM
Flexitron is a specialized machine that treats cancer using a radioactive source. Certain cancers are located in an area that allows an applicator to be inserted near the tumor. The radioactive source then moves through the applicator to deliver treatment. This allows higher doses of radiation to be delivered to the tumor, while the surrounding normal tissue receives less dose than other types of treatment. Some applicators allow treatment to the skin surface.

CT Simulator
The CT simulator is an x-ray machine that has been adapted for taking x-rays used for planning radiation treatment. CT images will be taken and sent to the treatment planning system.