A new linear accelerator is replacing an older model installed in 2003 at the PEI Cancer Treatement Centre.
It was unveiled on Friday at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
The new $10-million piece of equipment will allow for treatment of smaller tumours earlier and and will allow technicians to expand treatment to the spine, liver and brain.
There are two linear accelerators at the Cancer Treatment Centre now and will allow about 92-hundred radiation treatments for patients per year.
Health Minister Robert Mitchell (shown with Dr. Larry Pan and PEI Cancer Treatment Centre Manager Dawn MacIsaac in the photo) says this will help many Islanders battling cancer.
The new linear accelerator was promised to be installed by the provincial government in 2016.