At BSA Harrington Cancer Center, we tailor cancer treatment plans to our patient's individual needs. For many, the plan includes radiation oncology to kill cancer cells or, in some cases, to relieve symptoms and minimize pain.
Our highly-coordinated radiation oncology team provides the highest level of cancer care using the latest medical equipment.
The robust suite of radiation oncology imaging and treatment tools at BSA Harrington Cancer Center enable physicians to perform specialized radiation oncology procedures such as:
Varian TrueBeam Linear Accelerators provide image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery with high precision for tumors and lesions.
Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) allows the radiation oncologist to increase the radiation dose to the tumor volume, while minimizing radiation exposure to normal structures.
Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) uses advanced imaging techniques to deliver a targeted radiation dose to a tumor. An advanced coordinate system is used to precisely locate the tumor to ensure proper placement of the tracking devices. During treatment, we deliver concentrated, highly focused radiation treatment.
Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) provides the most advanced and accurate non-invasive surgical technology available to treat brain tumors and other abnormalities. SRS sends a thin beam of high-energy radiation to brain irregularities to destroy the diseased tissue.
Brachytherapy is the use of radiation sources to treat patients internally. If you are to receive implant brachytherapy, you will stay in a protected room until the source of radiation is removed.
High Dose Remote Afterloading uses a temporary radioactive source and the procedure is done as an outpatient.
Prostate Seed Implants use radioactive seeds of either Iodine 125 or Palladium 103 which are permanently implanted to treat prostate cancer.
Iodine 131 Therapy treats thyroid cancer by administering a capsule containing radioactive Iodine 131 which destroys the cancer.