UT Southwestern Medical Center has announced the imminent opening of its new radiation oncology treatment center. The $66 million project is scheduled to open and start accepting patients on April 3.
The treatment center, designed by Perkins+Will Dallas, will have new technologically advanced equipment for treating cancer. The tools will build and advance UT Southwestern’s three-pronged radiation oncology approach: clinical technologies, research facilities, and external resources.
“This building houses several new radiation oncology machines, some of which are unique in North Texas and even the U.S.,” says Arnold Pompos, Ph.D., Interim Clinical Director of Medical Physics and Engineering in Radiation Oncology.
“No one in this region has the range of equipment and technology that we do,” he adds. “We can match the needs of a patient with the capability of a machine, as opposed to having one piece of equipment to take care of everything. Any tumor that exists, we can provide service. Not many places can say that.”