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Beaumont, Royal Oak breaks ground on Proton Therapy Center to treat cancer

Construction has begun on a new Proton Therapy Center at Beaumont Hospital’s Cancer Institute in Royal Oak. Proton therapy is a newer, high-tech alternative to treating certain cancers. The benefits: a scanning beam of proton radiation with online image guidance offers greater precision to destroy cancerous cells, sparing healthy tissue with fewer side effects. This will be the first single-room proton treatment center of its kind in Michigan.

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Beaumont studying joint wear with hip simulator

Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak is one of the only health care facilities in the United States using a 12-station hip simulator to measure wear and tear on total joint replacement devices. "This new piece of equipment allows our researchers to test total hip joint replacement parts under conditions approximating those occurring in the human

Beaumont researchers study ICU patient admission process

Each year more than 5 million Americans are treated in hospital intensive care units. This care costs $180 billion each year- almost 38 percent of the nation's acute care spending. Since 2005 researchers at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak have been following patients who are considered, but not admitted to the medical intensive care unit or MICU.

Beaumont, Royal Oak named Blue Distinction Center for Complex and Rare Cancers

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, has been named a Blue Distinction CenterSM for Complex and Rare Cancers as part of a national program by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and its HMO affiliate, Blue Care Network. Only two Michigan hospitals earned this prestigious distinction for complex cancers. There

Beaumont doctors use CT scans to identify dangerous heart plaques

Beaumont Hospital cardiologists have just published a first-of-its-kind study showing that unstable coronary plaques, that cause most heart attacks, can be identified before a heart attack occurs using noninvasive computed tomographic angiography. Their research findings are published in the March 25 issue of the American College of Cardiology's

3 Tesla MRI available at Beaumont Hospital, Troy

Beaumont Hospital, Troy has implemented 3T MRI technology in the Breast Care Imaging Center. "The 3 Tesla MRI is very well suited for breast imaging when searching for very small lesions to detect cancers in their earliest stages," says Marc Flemming, M.D., division director of MRI and CT at Beaumont, Troy. "The 3T MRI is also