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Radiation Oncology

Our radiation oncology team uses state-of-the-art technology, including the Elekta infinity linear accelerator, to treat patients. The infinity enables faster, more accurate treatments. Its features include intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and image-guided radiation therapy (iGRT). The use of infinity is supported by sophisticated treatment planning stations, physics and dosimetry quality assurance instrumentation and software. Adjacent to the radiation therapy department is a state-of-the-art positron emission tomography and computed tomography (PET/CT) scanner.

Special Procedures:

  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) – A type of external radiation therapy that delivers extremely precise doses of radiation to cancer cells while minimizing damage to healthy tissue. It involves the use of sophisticated image guidance that pinpoints the exact three-dimensional location of a tumor so that the radiation can be more precisely delivered to cancer cells. SBRT is typically used to treat small, early-stage lung cancer and pancreatic cancer, or cancers that have spread to the lung, liver, adrenal gland, or spine.

RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS AT MARY BIRD PERKINS TGMC CANCER CENTER: