More than half of all people with cancer will require radiation therapy at some time during the course of their treatment. Our radiation oncologists and technicians carefully plan and monitor each treatment to be sure patients receive the safest and most accurate therapy available.
There are different types of radiation therapy. Your radiation oncologist will discuss with you which type is the best intervention for your diagnosis.
3-D Conformal Therapy - Uses CT imaging to plan and direct radiation therapy treatments only to the areas of interest, sparing normal tissue.
TomoTherapy® - Combines CT imaging with advanced intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) to deliver more precise treatment with fewer side effects. TomoTherapy is used most often to treat tumors of the prostate, head, neck and brain.
Accelerated partial breast brachytherapy - Delivers high dose rate brachytherapy to the breast for women who have undergone lumpectomy. Women who are eligible for this treatment can complete radiation in as little as 5 days.
Stereotactic body radiotherapy/radiosurgery - Delivers a precise, localized radiation to defined, deep seated tumors for which surgery would be risky. CT imaging is used to target the tumor and direct the radiation beam.
High dose rate (HDR) Brachytherapy - Delivers a radioactive source directly to the tumor site. HDR brachytherapy is frequently used to treat endometrial and cervical cancers. HDR brachytherapy may also used to treat prostate cancer, lung and esophageal tumors, sarcomas, and tumors of the head and neck.
Radioactive Seed Implantation - Delivers radiation via radioactive seeds that are implanted into the prostate, emitting radiation to destroy cancerous cells. Accurate placement of seeds ensures that the prostate receives the necessary dose of radiation while minimizing its effects on healthy tissue surrounding the prostate.
Radiopharmaceuticals - Radioisotopes used to treat bone metastases and lymphoma