The staff in the Radiation Oncology Department administers radiation therapy on an outpatient and inpatient basis. Radiation therapy uses high-energy radiation from linear accelerators and other sources to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. The radiation may come from a machine outside the body (external beam radiation therapy) or brachytherapy (radioactive matereial sealed in needles, seeds, wires or small tubes, placed directly into or near the tumor).
Our Varian linear accelerator (external beam radiation therapy) is capable of providing IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy) and administering high doses of radiation to specific cancer sites while reducing exposure to surrounding normal tissues.
We offer IMRT for prostate, head and neck and other diagnosis as well. Brachytherapy service line has increased to include partial breast irradiation (SAVI) in addition to our GYN Treatments for cervical and uterine cancers. Our CT scanner and treatment machines can accommodate patients up to 400 lbs safely.
“Memorial’s radiation therapy staff was fantastic – so sweet, kind, sympathetic, sensitive, all of those wonderful things. And they provided massage therapy to make me feel more comfortable during radiation treatment”
– Joyce Ross