Gundersen Health System

La Crosse, Wisconsin

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Gundersen has been recognized as a "Top 100" of the most highly integrated healthcare networks.  It's highly regarded radiation oncology department services most of Western Wisconsin's needs for radiation therapy services.  Gundersen Health System offers a first floor radiation therapy center with state of the art equipment and innovative treatment methods.

Equipment includes: 

  • Three Varian Linear Accelerators (6 Mv-18 Mv) with multi-leaf collimation, portal imaging, robotic couch and ARIA record and verify systems
    • 2100 EX, 2 True Beam V. 2.7
  • Varian TruBeam with Advanced Imaging and FFF (flattening filter free) features
  • Image guided radiation therapy using BrainLab's Exactrac imaging system
  • Image guided radiation therapy using Varian’s Cone Beam CT and kV imaging
  • Varian’s Rapid Arc Technology
  • Linac-based stereotactic radiosurgery and radiotherapy
  • Respiratory gating
  • GE Lightspeed RT 16 Slice Scanner and GE PET/CT scanner
  • Three dimensional treatment planning with Eclipse planning systems
  • Intensity modulated radiation therapy
  • High dose rate brachytherapy
  • Pediatric and adult populations
  • 11 Radiation Therapists, 3 Radiation Oncologists, 3 Medical Physicists, 2 Medical Dosimetrists
  • Treat about 65 patients per day
  • No job available for students at Gundersen for internship.
  • Type of learning environment:  Fast paced environment on treatment machines, therapists expect a lot out of students and push them hard at times.  Great team to work with and go to for any questions.  Other health professionals in the department very willing to teach as well.

Clinical Supervisor is:

Daina Drath, BS, RT(T)

Email: dmdrath@gundersenhealth.org