• Radiation Oncology

    Our radiation oncologists are experts in treating different types of cancer using radiation therapy. Radiation oncologists are doctors with advanced training in using radiation therapy to treat cancer. They work with other radiation specialists — nurses, therapists, physicists and technicians — and your cancer care team to give you the best treatment possible. Our radiation oncology program is accredited by the American College of Radiology.

    Types of Radiation Therapy

    Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to destroy cancer cells and slow tumor growth without damaging the healthy tissue around it. Depending on the type of cancer you have, radiation therapy may be the only treatment you need. Some people may need a combination of radiation, chemotherapy and surgery.

    Using the latest technology and equipment, our radiation oncology team designs and provides the treatment that will target cancer cells with the most precision. Types of radiation therapy we provide include:

    • Brachytherapy: Targets the inside of the tumor or the surrounding tissue by implanting temporary or permanent radiation
    • Conformal radiation therapy: Creates 3-D pictures of the cancer to help aim radiation more precisely
    • Electron beam therapy: Targets cancer cells with a type of external beam therapy that doesn’t penetrate deep into the body
    • External beam therapy: Delivers radiation from a machine outside the body
    • Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT): Uses imaging (CT, MRI or PET) scans during treatment to more precisely position or adjust the dose of radiation
    • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT): Allows the intensity of radiation to change during a treatment session
    • Sterotactic radiosurgery: Delivers a large, precise radiation dose to a small tumor area

    We also provide radiation therapy for trigeminal neuralgia, a painful, noncancerous condition that affects certain nerves in the face.

    Radiation Therapy Clinical Trials

    You many have the opportunity to take part in clinical trials in radiation therapy. These national trials can offer high-quality treatment options.