Facing cancer is a tough challenge that involves more than just treatment.
At Mercy - Clinton, our Radiation Oncology Center combines a caring, compassionate staff with the latest technology for fighting cancer. As a joint service of the Department of Radiation Oncology of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, we work together to establish personalized plans and goals. We offer guidance, expertise and compassion for patients and families who require treatment for cancer.
Mark Dion, M.D., a member of the University of Iowa radiation oncology faculty, provides full-time outreach services in Clinton. Mercy Medical Center-Clinton has provided Radiation Oncology Services in partnership with the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics since 1995. Staff in the unit have an average of 20 years of experience, which speaks to their dedication and commitment.
State-of-the-art technology at Mercy's Radiation Oncology Center allows treatment of many types of cancer. Conventional radiation therapy treatments are given using a Varian 2100ex-d linear accelerator. Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is available for patients who would benefit from this special way to deliver treatment.
The radiation oncologist and certified medical dosimetrist work together to design a unique treatment plan for each patient. Each plan is designed to provide the best treatment with the fewest side effects.
The patient's treatment record and doses of radiation are electronically recorded using special software. This electronic medical record system helps guarantee that a specific treatment is delivered as efficiently as possible.
For more information on the Radiation Oncology Center, contact us at 563-244-3611.