Moores Cancer Center's Department of Radiation Oncology offers patients access to state-of-the-art radiation therapies. For more information on treatments offered, visit the department website or see the Radiation Oncology Patient Handbook.
Radiation oncology therapies offered include:
- Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
- Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
- Frameless stereotactic radiosurgery
- Respiratory-gated stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT)
- RapidArc radiotherapy
- Internal radiation therapy (brachytherapy)
Learn more about these treatments.
The following cancers can be treated with radiation therapy:
Our radiation oncology team utilizes the most advanced treatments and technology available, offered in a carefully coordinated, individualized treatment program. The treatment process consists of five main steps:
- Consultation: You will meet with a physician and other members of the radiation oncology team to discuss the best treatment options available for you and determine the recommended course of treatment.
- Simulation: Computed tomography (CT) simulation is the most accurate way to precisely define the treatment area, and allows a physician to design a plan unique to your anatomy. The simulation will determine your proper positioning on the treatment table that will be used during the entire course of treatment. Customized immobilization devices are also often created during simulation sessions and are used to help patients remain still during their treatments.
- Determining Your Treatment Plan: Using information from your simulation session, dosimetrists work closely with your radiation oncologist and medical physicist to develop the best treatment plan.
- Radiation Treatment: Treatment usually begins one week after the simulation appointment. Radiotherapy treatments are usually given five days per week, for four to six weeks. The total number of treatments is determined by the physician. At each appointment, a therapist will position you on the table exactly as you were at the time of simulation.
- Follow-up Care: Follow-up visits are intended to monitor your progress and address any side effects you might be experiencing. These appointments are generally scheduled at three or six-month intervals.
Arno J. Mundt, MD, department chair for Radiation Oncology, is an internationally recognized radiation oncologist and has assembled an exceptional team of physicians and medical physicists with expertise in leading-edge treatments and technologies. All treatments are delivered in a compassionate, caring environment, recognizing that each patient is an individual with unique needs and concerns.
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