Methodist Germantown Radiation Oncology Center offers cancer treatment with external beam radiation therapy:
- Conventional – usually a single beam of radiation delivered to the patient from several directions: often front or back and both sides
- Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) – high-precision radiation that can target concave tumor shapes for example when the tumor is wrapped around the spinal cord, a major organ, or blood vessel
- Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) – the use of frequent imaging such as CT, ultrasound, or X-rays, to guide and adjust the radiation beam if tumors move between treatments
- Volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) – using a radiation machine that rotates around the patient in arcs delivering focused beams of radiation to the cancer while reducing radiation to normal tissue. VMAT cuts radiation treatment times by one-half to two-thirds by delivering a more targeted dose to tumors without compromising patient safety.
Pre-treatment instructions will be given at the time of initial consultation.
Cancer Program Accreditation
American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer