Department of Radiation Oncology Boosts Cancer Treatment Success with State-of-the-Art Linear Accelerators
The Department of Radiation Oncology at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland, Ohio, delivers Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) as well as advanced image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), allowing our experts to improve accuracy with cancer treatment delivery. Our new Linear Accelerators are similar to our TomoTherapy machine in that a computed tomography (CT) image can be obtained immediately prior to each treatment to ensure proper alignment and targeting of tumors.
Linear accelerators such as TomoTherapy® are groundbreaking devices that are revolutionizing cancer treatment at University Hospitals. Using a linear accelerator, our experts can treat all parts/organs of the body by delivering high-energy radiation to the exact site of the patient’s tumor.
Increasing Cancer Cure Rates
Linear accelerator and TomoTherapy image-guided radiation therapy technology allows our radiation oncologists to track a patient’s cancer daily to accurately monitor cancer treatment. If the tumor changes in shape and size, experts can adapt the treatment to the changes in tumor volume, which increases cure rate and reduces risks to healthy tissue.
Cancers We Treat
Almost all types of cancer can be treated with this technology including: