Our facility has four radiation vaults with the most advanced equipment available and is accredited by the American College of Radiology.
Our TomoTherapy Radiation Treatment System, the state's first, moves the treatment beam around the patient as the treatment couch moves, just like a CT (Computerized Tomography) scan. This technique minimizes damage to healthy tissue by pinpointing tumors with precise radiation beams and that means patients can sometimes receive fewer treatments.
A medical physicist typically works behind the scenes to ensure that the radiation dose a physician prescribes for a cancer patient is delivered both safely and accurately. We have the ability to treat all types of cancers, offering the best treatment modalities available. Patients can receive state-of-the-art treatments in shorter periods of time.
-Donna Siergiej, Director of Medical Physics
Our Elekta Linear Accelerators also use CT to create an image of the area before treatment. This allows us to precisely target the tumor while sparing healthy tissue. Radiation oncologists and neurosurgeons can treat inoperable brain tumors with Stereotactic Radio Surgery using the Elekta system.
I design a radiation treatment plan which delivers the doctor’s prescribed dose to a tumor while limiting dose to surrounding healthy organs. What makes me most proud of my work is to offer patients an option for treatment when no other modality is accessible to them.
-Karisa Glowinski, Radiation Medical Dosimetrist
We also offer:
- Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)
- Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) treatment techniques
- Brachytherapy radiation implants to treat many cancers without irradiating healthy tissues. The High Dose Rate Brachytherapy we now offer for Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation requires fewer days than conventional external beam irradiation. We also offer permanent seed prostate brachytherapy.
- The only program in the state for Pediatric Radiation Oncology
For more information, call 505-925-0107.
17,700+ radiation treatments given to patients in 2019