Guide to Radiation Therapy
Radiation therapy is the treatment of disease using high energy x-rays with the goal to eradicate or shrink the tumor cells without damaging the surrounding tissue. It may be used to cure a cancer, to help keep it from spreading, or to help improve the quality of life by relieving pain or other symptoms.
Our care team includes physicians, nurses, physicists, dosimetrists, and therapists all working in concert to personalize patient care. We provide customized treatment plans that are always mindful of our patient's needs and particular situation. Our seven faculty physicians each specialize in specific disease types and work with four PhD physicists and one medical physicist to provide state of the art treatment plans and procedures. These physicians and physicists have access to a complete array of radiation sources to target radiation in order to minimize radiation exposure of uninvolved tissue.
Our equipment includes the most modern linear accelerators, brachytherapy, and stereotactic radiosurgical equipment available today with full 3-dimensional conformal (3D-CRT), and intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) capabilities, allowing us to minimize the side-effects one may experience from therapy.
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