Radiation Oncology Services - Brookwood’s radiation oncologists, oncology nurses and support staff are committed to providing personal, attentive care and advanced treatment options for your fight against cancer. Having the right tool is everything. Always pushing forward, we’ve added the latest diagnostic equipment, including an on-site PET/CT scanner and digital mammography units, to diagnose and fight cancer. We’ve also invested in the most advanced radiation treatments and surgical procedures to give you the advantage:
q RapidArc™ radiotherapy technology delivers treatment two to eight times faster than others while increasing precision to minimize damage to healthy tissue - a winning combination for patient treatment and outcomes.
q Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) uses pinpoint precision to deliver radiation, allowing physicians to spare healthy surrounding tissue.
q Respiratory Gating Technology synchronizes radiation beams with the patient's natural breathing cycle. This protects healthy tissue during radiation to tumors located in the chest and abdomen, where breathing can move the target by a centimeter or more.
q Cyber Knife is a non-invasive alternative to surgery for the treatment of cancerous and non-cancerous tumors. The treatment offers new hope to patients who have inoperable or surgically complex tumors, or who may be looking for a non-surgical option.
q Robotic Cancer Surgery is a state-of-the-art, minimally invasive approach to gynecologic cancer surgery. This treatment utilizes the da Vinci surgical system to treat cervical cancer or perform hysterectomies.
q Mammosite® (Partial Breast Radiation Treatment) delivers radiation twice a day for five treatments. This unit delivers the radiation through a catheter into a balloon that has been surgically placed into the lumpectomy site.
q External Beam Radiation Therapy uses a Linear Accelerator to deliver high energy to the appropriate area in a series of short treatments, five days a week, over a six to eight week period.
q High Dose Rate Brachytherapy utilizes a special machine to deliver high intensity radiation with a single source of radioactive material through a series of catheters.
q IGRT (Image-Guided Radiation Therapy) provides high-resolution, three-dimensional images to pinpoint tumor sites, adjust patient positioning when necessary, and complete a treatment—all within the standard treatment time slot. This technology accounts for motion to ensure that the target is in the same position every treatment session and enables clinicians to verify that treatments are completely in sync with the patient’s respiration/breathing.
q Prostate Seed Implants are tiny radioactive seeds inserted directly into the prostate. The patient’s body blocks most of the radiation, so minimal radiation precautions are needed.
q Outpatient Chemotherapy and Infusion