Radiation oncology (also called radiotherapy) is a medical speciality that involves the controlled use of radiation to treat cancer either for cure, or to reduce pain and other symptoms caused by cancer.
Radiation therapy can be used to treat a wide range of cancers, and can be provided alone or in conjunction with surgery, chemotherapy and other treatments. Radiation Therapy is usually completely non-invasive, and does not require a patient to be admitted for the treatment. In fact, Dr. Rai CBCC Cancer Center offers a day time radiation therapy unit where patients prescribed for shorter procedure can be discharged on the same day.
Our team of highly trained medical professionals use advanced technologies to deliver safe and effective radiation therapy to cancer patients. The technology used in radiation oncology is constantly improving. Recent advances have benefited many patients with cancer, resulting in higher cure rates, fewer side effects, shorter treatments and improved quality of life and the radiation oncology department at Dr. Rai CBCC is fully equipped with state-of-art technology.
Brachytherapy is a form of radiotherapy where a radiation source is placed inside or next to the area requiring treatment. Brachytherapy is commonly used as an effective treatment for cervical, prostate, breast, and skin cancers, and can also be used to treat tumors in many other body sites.
Brachytherapy can be used alone or in combination with other therapies, such as surgery, external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) and chemotherapy.
IGRT (Image Guided Radiation Therapy)
Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) is the use of imaging during radiation therapy to improve the precision and accuracy of treatment delivery. IGRT is used to treat tumors in areas of the body that move, such as the lungs. Radiation therapy machines are equipped with imaging technology to allow your doctor to image the tumor before and during treatment.
IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy)
IMRT is an advanced type of high-precision radiation that improves the ability to conform the treatment volume to concave tumor shapes.
Rapid Arc radiotherapy technology is a new approach to image-guided, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IGRT/IMRT) that delivers precise treatments in shorter times than conventional IMRT. Rapid Arc delivers a highly precise treatment much faster than other technologies.