At the Radiation Oncology Department of Moores Cancer Center, physicians use radiation therapy, or radiotherapy, to destroy or damage cancer cells with high doses of radiation energy. Radiotherapy is a common treatment for many types of cancer and is an effective means of palliating, or soothing, your pain and other symptoms. Unlike chemotherapy, which exposes your entire body to cancer-fighting drugs, radiation therapy is a localized treatment. It can be used to treat a multitude of cancers.
Powerful new radiology technology is available at the Moores Cancer Center that enables us to perform tests and procedures that are faster, more accurate and less invasive. This means we can find and treat cancers earlier, with less discomfort and greater hope of recovery. We were the first to offer full-field digital mammography to the community. Our Trilogy linear accelerator offers virtually unmatched precision, power and speed in pinpointing and destroying tumors anywhere in the body, including tiny lesions in the brain.
Radiation oncologists at the Cancer Center can perform a wide range of state-of-the-art radiation therapy treatment approaches, including:
- Align RT
- Brachytherapy (breast, prostate, gynecology)
- Eye plaques
- Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
- Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
- Partial breast irradiation (PBI)
- Respiratory gating/4DCT
- SAVI breast brachytherapy
- Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) in the brain
- Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) in the spine and other parts of the body
- Total body irradiation (TBI)