Several methods of treatment planning and delivery are available, including:

  • 3D Conformal Radiation Therapy (3DCRT).
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT).
  • Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT).
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT).
  • Low Dose Rate (LDR) prostate seed implants.
  • Radionuclides, used in the treatment of thyroid cancer, bony metastases, or lymphomas.

Leveraging advancements in technology, we offer a sophisticated linear accelerator to map the exact location of a tumor and conform dosage to its precise size, shape, and volume. This allows us to administer higher doses of radiation in a shorter amount of time, while sparing nearby healthy tissue. As a result, fewer radiation therapy sessions are needed and sessions are shorter.

This versatile technology also provides stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) and Cyberknife capabilities. These are non-surgical procedures that can yield surgical results by administering large doses of radiation meant to destroy hard-to-reach tumors. SBRT provides a noninvasive option for patients who are unable to undergo surgery and is helpful for tumors or abnormalities located closely to vital organs.

Radiation Oncologist

Martin C. Hightower, MD