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CENTERS AND DEPARTMENTS

RADIATION ONCOLOGY
1240 or +961 1 372888 ext: 1880 Request appointment online

Clemenceau Medical Center (CMC) has recently opened a new Department of Radiation Oncology to deliver comprehensive, state-of-the-art cancer care with a focus on delivering highly targeted radiation that limits exposure to normal tissue. Clemenceau Medical Center has invested in state-of-the-art radiation technology, equipment, and systems. CMC installed a True Beam© STx using Brainlab© Exactrac© robotic couch which is a highly sophisticated system designed to deliver powerful radiation with pinpoint accuracy, speed and precision to treat cancer tumors. The high energy x-rays are shaped to the tumor in order to shrink and kill the cancer cells.  The incredible accuracy of the beams reduces the amount of healthy tissue exposed to radiation.  This linear accelerator can also deliver the radiation more efficiently, reducing the number of treatments needed.  The most advanced treatment planning and information management software (Aria®) is also being used by the Department of Radiation Oncology at CMC to provide an integrated network for fast, efficient radiation planning and treatment that minimizes waiting times and provide a safe and focalized radiation treatment to our patients. The newest technologies in radiation oncology are available at CMC: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT), Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS), Rapid Arc ®, and Respiration Gated radiation therapies. The beam of radiation produced by the True Beam® STx is very focalized because the MultiLeaf Collimators are high definition.

 

The treatment couch for the radiotherapy treatment is the BrainLab® Exactrac® robotic couch that allows 6 degree of freedom movement including rotation movement. This is the first BrainLab® ExacTrac® that has been installed in Lebanon and the Middle East. This robotic couch allows the Linear Accelerator to treat a moving target with a focalized beam of radiation with the utmost precision.

 

To calculate the dosimetry for our patients, we acquired the Acuros® software and the Monte Carlo calculation system which will enable us to provide our treatment plan with a very accurate dosimetry. The contouring software can do elastic fusion between different imaging modalities to enable us to contour the target with extreme precision. The software can also do a biological optimization to make sure that the dose of radiation prescribed has been delivered accurately.

 

The Department of Radiation Oncology is chaired by Dr. Nicolas G. Zouain who is an American Board Certified Radiation Oncologist. Dr. Nicolas G. Zouain has an extensive experience in the different modalities and techniques of Radiotherapy.

 

Clemenceau Medical Center (CMC) just became the first Cancer Center in the Middle East to receive a Novalis® Certified certification of compliance for quality and patient safety standards in Radiosurgery (SRS) and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT).

 

We thrive at Clemenceau Medical Center to provide our cancer patients with a compassionate and personalized care.

To schedule an appointment, please call please call 1240 or +961 1 372888 ext. 1880 or request an appointment online.

 

Patient Education
Guidelines for Patients Receiving Radiation Therapy Treatment to the Brain

Approximately two weeks after your first treatment you may begin to experience side effects or symptoms caused by radiation therapy. These symptoms may continue throughout the treatment period, and gradually disappear during or after you have completed treatment.

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Guidelines for Patients Receiving Radiation Therapy Treatment to the Chest

Approximately two weeks after your first treatment you may begin to experience side effects, or symptoms caused by radiation therapy. These symptoms may continue throughout the treatment period, and gradually disappear during or after you have completed treatment.

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Guidelines for Patients Receiving Radiation Therapy Treatment to the Head and Neck

Approximately two weeks after your first treatment you may begin to experience side effects, or symptoms caused by radiation therapy. These symptoms may continue throughout the treatment period and gradually disappear during or after you have completed treatment. Once a week you will be seen by your doctor. At this time, the doctor will examine you and answer any questions you may have. Feel free to ask nurse and doctor any questions regarding your treatment or these side effects.

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Skin Care Instructions for Patients Receiving Radiation Therapy

During your treatments, radiation will pass through the skin in the area where you are being treated. Normally, your skin cells are being replaced with new cells continuously, causing the old cells to shed. During radiation therapy, the cells shed more rapidly. Because of this process, skin reactions vary with different skin types as well as individual treatment plans. It is important to maintain a well-balanced diet and adequate fluid intake during radiation therapy. Your skin's health is directly affected by it.

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Physicians
Dr. Nicolas Zouain