During this type of painless therapy, a radiation beam is directed through the skin to a tumor and the adjacent area. The size and shape of the beam are determined during the planning phase.
Stereotactic radiosurgery is a technoscientific form of external beam radiation therapy that relies on precisely focused radiation beams. SRS is primarily used on small tumors in the brain and other organs, such as the lungs and kidneys.
SBRT utilizes precise, intense doses of radiation to malignant cells while simultaneously minimizing the amount of damage caused to healthy tissues. When planning SBRT, our team uses sophisticated imaging technology to pinpoint the exact location of a tumor.
Commonly referred to as seed implants, HDR brachytherapy involves the implantation of radioactive seeds. These artificial seeds are inserted directly into or immediately beside a tumor.
The CyberKnife Radiation system is a groundbreaking cancer treatment technology that allows our team to perform non-invasive radiosurgery on cancerous and non-cancerous tumors. It works by delivering high-dose beams of radiation to tumor cells.
TrueBeam is the latest tool from Varian Medical Systems. With it, our team can target cancer cells with a high-dose-rate photon and electron delivery system. This reduces treatment time, lessens discomfort, and improves the accuracy of delivery.
IMRT allows our team to break up a radiation beam into multiple “beamlets.” They can individually modify the intensity of each beamlet to ensure that they minimize the damage to soft tissue.
Typical structures and tumors can change position between treatments due to a variety of factors. IGRT allows physicians to confirm the tumor’s exact location just before the patient is given radiation treatment. This reduces unnecessary radiation exposure and increases the treatment’s effectiveness.