Radiation Therapy

Our facility has four radiation vaults with the most advanced equipment available and is accredited by the American College of Radiology.

From left to right, back row: Jill Browne, CMD; Karisa Medrano, CMD; Sara Sanchez, RN; Leanne McDuffie, RN; Nicole Phoraris, RTT; Kathryn Kingsley, RN; Cesar Recio, MA; Kari Heika, RN; and Clark Brown, RTT. Middle row: Cynthia Lopez; Angela Rubio, CMD; Andrea Trujillo; Alissa Aragon; Yvonne Grinnell; Sandra Candelaria, RTT; Julia Torres, RA; and Jessica Goodman, RTT.
Front row: David Hopper, RTT; Robert Goodman, MS; Angelo Bergamo, PhD; Thomas Schroeder, MD; David Lee, MD, PhD; and Benny Liem, MD. Not pictured: Richard Shaw, PhD; Donna Siergiej, PhD; Keri Haidari, RTT; Kayla Wiswell, RTT; Mike Ortiz, RA; William R. Thompson, Jr., MD; Gregory Gan, MD, PhD; Elena Robinson, RTT; Rosalinda Schanbarger, RN; and Athena Echeverria.

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.

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.

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.

 


16,800+ radiation treatments given to patients in 2018