Roper St. Francis Cancer Center
CyberKnife and Linear Accelerator
This unique project marked the first CyberKnife in the State of South Carolina. Roper Hospitalís CyberKnife addition included renovating the existing x-ray department (1,600 square feet) to accommodate the CyberKnife unit and associated equipment and control rooms. Due to the height requirement for CyberKnife radiation and structural components, renovations to the patient rooms located on the floor above were necessary.
One million pounds of lead bricks (transported on 19 flat-bed trucks) with lead-filled steel tubes were used to construct the shielding for the CyberKnife unit, which rests on a new 36-inch concrete slab.
The existing linear accelerator room (1,200 square feet) was renovated to include a new master control station, full-wall casework, and extensive new underground power provisions along with a compression pump back-up system.
During the delivery phase of the new linear accelerator, Rodgers demolished an exterior wall and assisted the owner with the decommissioning and rigging the existing unit, which was later donated to a medical facility in Alabama.