About Radiation Therapy

Our facility has three radiation vaults, a high-dose rate (HDR) room, and a Siemens large bore CT (Computerized Tomography) scanner. These enable us to offer the most current treatment techniques available.

Our Elekta linear accelerators also take a CT scan to create an image of your body before treatment. This image allows us to precisely target the tumor while sparing healthy tissue. Radiation oncologists and neurosurgeons can treat inoperable brain tumors with Stereotactic Radio Surgery using the Elekta system.

We also offer:

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT). This therapy allows us to deliver radiation in fewer days. We deliver strong radiation doses to the tumor and safe radiation doses to the tissues surrounding the tumor.

Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT). Elekta linacs deliver IMRT with Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT).   VMAT delivers the radiation dose in an arc by having the machine rotate around the patient. This allows the dose to be shaped to the tumor while minimizing dose to the surrounding organs.

Brachytherapy radiation. In this therapy, we safely put a radiation source inside your body to deliver radiation to the tumor without delivering radiation to the healthy tissues around the tumor. We can use brachytherapy radiation alone or with other treatments. We offer high dose rate brachytherapy for accelerated partial breast irradiation. It requires fewer treatment days than conventional external beam irradiation.

Pediatric radiation oncology. We are the only program in the state that treats children.

For more information, call 505-925-0107