Radiation therapy — also called radiotherapy — is a highly targeted and highly effective way to destroy cancer cells. Despite what many people fear, radiation therapy is relatively easy to tolerate and its side effects are limited to the treated area.
TomoTherapy® is an advanced and versatile cancer treatment system that provides the ability to locate tumors prior to each treatment via a CT Scan; deliver precise treatment to large or small tumors, multiple or single, while minimizing radiation to the surrounding healthy tissue.
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Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) is a treatment for certain brain tumors. SRS uses precise delivery of high dose radiation in a single treatment. The radiation dose delivered has such a dramatic effect to the treatment area that the changes are considered "surgical". The surgical precision is achieved using 3-D computer planning and a head stabilizing device, minimizing radiation to healthy brain tissue.
4-D Treatment Planning
Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy
SBRT is used to treat very small tumors. A high dose of radiation is delivered in a short amount of time. Extreme precision is necessary because treatment volumes are very small. Treatment is completed in one to fine days rather than over several weeks. Advantages include less treatment treatment time, less effects on nearby organs, and in some cases better cancer control rates. SBRT is commonly used for lung, liver, spine, and brain.
Radioactive medicines can be given orally or intravenously to treat a variety of cancers. We offer radioactive iodine for the treatment of thyroid cancer, as well as benign goiter and hyperthyroidism. We also offer radioactive smarioum to treat bone metastasis and ytrium to treat lymphoma.
Sometimes tumors move during radiation treatment. 4-D treatment planning, also know as "gating", tracks tumor movement during breathing. This is especially useful for tumors in or near the lung. By following the tumor motion during breathing, we can more accurately "hit a moving target" which allows for great accuracy and less normal tissue radiation exposure.
Intensity-modulated radiation therapy, or IMRT, is a type of cancer treatment that uses advanced computer programs to calculate and deliver radiation directly to cancer. IMRT uses several beam angles, and radiation dose is varied in strength across the target volume.
The goal of IMRT is to conform the radiation dose to the target and to avoid or reduce exposure of healthy tissue to limit the side effects of treatment.
Xofigo is used to treat prostate cancer that is resistant to medical or surgical treatments that lower testosterone. It is used for treatment when cancer has spread to the bones but not other parts of the body. It relieves pain, delays new bone metastasis, and helps patients live longer.
Xofigo is an intravenous treatment of radium-223 that goes to areas of bone metastasis, giving off radiation that helps kill cancer cells in the bone.
Image Guided Radiotherapy
Image-Guided Radiation Therapy combines imaging, such as CT scans, with radiation therapy during each treatment session. This allows your radiation therapy treatment team to confirm and track movement of the tumor at the time of treatment and make fine adjustments to your position — increasing the precision of your therapy and minimizing the risk of side effects
Conditions that can be treated with Radiation Therapy
Head & Neck Cancers
Soft Tissue Sarcomas
Central Nervous System (CNS) Cancers
Hepatobiliary (Liver-Gallbladder) Cancers
Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancers
Other Adult Cancers
General Radiation Therapy