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Tomo Therapy gives dogs, owners hope

Bo the dog is anesthetized for his radiation treatment in the TomoTherapy unit at Texas A&M's Veterinary Medicine College in College Station, Texas.
Bo the dog is anesthetized for his radiation treatment in the TomoTherapy unit at Texas A&M's Veterinary Medicine College in College Station, Texas.Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle via AP

Karan Crooks, of Willis, holds her dog Nutmeg, who received radiation treatment for cancer last year, as she talks about the experience at Texas A&M's Veterinary Medicine College in College Station, Texas.Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle via AP

Texas A&M's Veterinary Medicine College is home to one of the country's two animal TomoTherapy units, a $3 million machine that combines radiation therapy and CT scanning technology to treat tumors once considered untreatable.

This is a place of last refuge, intractable hope and boundless love, the entrance to a battlefield between cutting-edge science and cancer.

--The Houston Chronicle

Continue reading High-tech vet clinic at Texas A&M draws praise at Chron.com.

 

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