UC San Diego Health System - Chula Vista
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959 Lane Avenue
Chula Vista, California 91914
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Our philosophy at the South Bay facility is to provide a unique treatment plan for each patient that focuses on individual needs and concerns. Our highly trained staff specializes in providing the most advanced radiation treatment in order to achieve positive results, including a high quality of life for our patients.
Equipped with a Varian Trilogy linear accelerator, the most sophisticated technology available today in radiotherapy, the center offers patients access to all the latest treatments for every disease site.
UC San Diego Radiation Oncology South Bay is operated by Cancer Treatment Services San Diego, a subsidiary of Cancer Treatment Services International (http://www.cancertreatmentservices.com).
UC San Diego Radiation Oncology South Bay provides radiation therapy that targets the tumor and spares healthy tissue by using the most advanced technology available in the market. Our radiation oncology team couples this state-of-the-art technology with a compassionate and caring approach to cancer care which ensures that patients feel at ease and comfortable while receiving cancer care.
The TrilogyTM Stereotactic System is a linear accelerator used for External Beam Radiation Therapy. This is a non-invasive, painless procedure that involves hitting the target site with precise high energy radiation beams in order to cease or slow the growth of harmful cancerous tissue.
The Trilogy is enhanced with the latest innovation in external beam therapy known as RapidArcTM technology. The use of RapidArc reduces treatment times by up to 60%, while maintaining the same level of precision and therapeutic efficacy. With the exception of the Moores Cancer Center in La Jolla, the South Bay facility is the only cancer center in the area to offer RapidArc.
The following is a list of treatment options available at our site:
Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
IMRT is a sophisticated approach to the planning and delivery of radiation therapy. Unlike conventional techniques, IMRT utilizes sophisticated computerized optimization programs to generate treatment plans that highly conform the prescription dose to the shape of the tumor in 3-dimensions (3D), thereby reducing the volume of normal tissues irradiated..
Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
IGRT is a radiation technique that combines the principals of external beam with real-time diagnostic images to account for tumor movement during therapy. In-room imaging adjusts for changes in tumor and patient position and ensures that patients are accurately treated each time.
Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)
SRS is the use of high doses of radiation delivered to small volumes within the brain with high precision. Treatment may be delivered in a single fraction or in a small number of treatment sessions.
Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)
SBRT is the delivery of a highly localized, intense dose of radiation in a single treatment or small number of treatments. The difference between SRS and SBRT is that SRS is the delivery of high doses of radiation to the brain, and SBRT is the delivery of the same high doses of radiation to areas other than the brain, such as the spine, liver, or lung.
Electron Beam Therapy
Electron Beam Therapy allows for the accurate delivery of radiation to external tumors such, as skin cancers or skin lesions. The beam of radiation is made up of electrons which do not penetrate past the skin, resulting in few side effects to other organs and tissues..