Eisenhower BIGHORN Radiation Oncology
Radiation Oncology is one of the most technologically integrated specialties in the medical field. Your multidisciplinary team of radiation oncology physicians, radiation therapists, medical physicist and dosimetrist, use complex software and equipment to plan the best treatment for each patient. Our main goal is to provide patients with the best care possible using the latest technologies in a safe and proven manner.
At Eisenhower Bighorn Radiation Oncology you will be treated with state-of-the-art linear accelerators capable of delivering sophisticated therapies including:
- Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
- Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
- Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)
- Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)
The TrueBeam system from Varian Medical Systems is an advanced radiotherapy system which is a non-invasive procedure where powerful cancer treatments can be delivered with pinpoint accuracy and precision. It integrates advanced imaging techniques to make it possible to deliver treatments more quickly and accurately than before. The TrueBeam rotates around the patient to deliver radiation from nearly any angle, allowing for the ability to sculpt the dose to the cancer itself and thereby avoiding radiation to surrounding healthy tissues and organs.
AlignRT is a technology which increases treatment accuracy and patient comfort during radiation treatment, by using a 3D camera system to track your body surface in real time and may be used to help position you accurately before radiation therapy, and ensure you keep that position during treatment. this allows radiation to be accurately delivered to only the desired tissue.
Treatment planning starts with you. If your physician decides that radiation therapy is appropriate for you, the first step is to develop a plan for your individual treatment. Our radiation oncologists, medical physicists and dosimetrists are all board certified and work as a team to determine the best possible treatment for your condition. An individual treatment plan is developed to deliver therapy as effectively as possible, while maintaining the well-being of the surrounding healthy tissues and organs.
- External Beam Therapy (EBT)
External Beam Radiation Therapy (EBT) uses our state-of-the-art linear accelerators to deliver radiation to a precise location within the body. A series of three-dimensional radiation beams are tailored to the size, shape and location of the tumor or cancer cells to stop their growth and reproduction while sparing the surrounding healthy tissue. EBT is effective for treating a variety of different types of cancers and is often used in cooperation with other forms of treatment such as surgery and chemotherapy.
- Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) is one of most significant innovations in cancer treatment in the past three decades. IMRT uses sophisticated computer technology to create extremely precise and accurate treatment plans. The variable beam intensity, which is the hallmark of the IMRT technique, allows the radiation beams to be shaped in ways previously thought impossible. Due to its advanced accuracy, radiation is often delivered at higher doses without increased side effects. This allows us to treat tumors that, even a few years ago, would have been considered untreatable due to their size or proximity to vital, healthy organs.
- Sterotactic Radiosurgery
Stereotactic Radiosurgery does not actually involve surgery. It is a noninvasive method of delivering a precise dose of intense radiation to a tumor that is most often located in the brain. Stereotactic radiosurgery offers an important alternative for many brain tumors, both benign and malignant, which have traditionally been treated through complicated invasive surgical procedures. Stereotactic treatment uses beams of radiation conformed to the three-dimensional shape of the tumor without damaging the nearby normal tissue. This treatment technique can reach virtually any area within the brain, including those that cannot be accessed with conventional surgery.
HDR Brachytherapy primarily used to treat Gynecological malignancies.
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- Medical Director, BIGHORN Radiation Oncology Center
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- Radiation Oncology