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RADIATION THERAPY CENTRE : LA JOLLA, CA

Client : Scripps Health

 

The design provides the framework for delivery of very personal, high level patient care in one of the world’s most
advanced technology centres
for treating cancer. Inside this
state-of-the-art facility
, patients receive radiation therapy with improved precision and shorter treatment times.

Scripps Health is the second hospital in the US to install the TrueBeam STx accelerator by Varian Medical Systems in its new Radiation Oncology Treatment Centre. The $4 million machine utilizes 3-D imagery and high-dose, short-exposure radiation to attack tumors with minimal damage to surrounding healthy tissue. Its
three linear accelerators
provide faster, more precise treatments, while the
CT simulator
produces 4-D imagery to provide physicians with vital information to develop more
accurate
and
effective treatment
plans.

Our aim was to reinvent a typical patient arrival experience from an emotional,
supportive
standpoint. From the moment of arrival,
visual cues
foster a sense of personal well-being while providing confidence in the
high level of care
and
leading edge technology
inside the building. Nestled within a new park-like setting, the building houses patient treatment and support space, as well as shell space for future expansion. The second floor features a private VIP entrance and a secluded rooftop healing garden with benches, paving, vegetative screening and a water feature focal point.



Services :
Architecture