Radiation oncology is a modality of treatment that involves the controlled use of radiation beams to treat cancer and other symptoms caused by cancer. Radiation therapy is also known as radiotherapy is the term used to describe the actual treatment delivered by the radiation oncology team.
The Department of Radiation Oncology provides state-of-the-art and quality radiation treatment to cancer patients. It offers comprehensive treatments includes External Beam Therapy.
Radiation therapy can be delivered to treat a wide range of cancers and may be used alone or in conjunction with surgery, chemotherapy and other treatments. Radiation Therapy is usually non-invasive and does not require patient admission in the hospital.
Our radiation oncology department is devoted to being a leader in innovative treatment methodologies. Our team of specialists continually reviews and researches evolving treatment methods and invests in sophisticated, leading-edge technology as it becomes available.
The department offers a wide array of treatments enlisted:
- Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)
- Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)-
Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) applies imaging during radiation therapy to improve the precision and accuracy of treatment delivery. IGRT is used to treat tumours in areas of the body that move, such as lungs. Radiation therapy machines are equipped with imaging technology to allow your doctor to view the tumour before and during treatment.
- Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)-
IMRT is an advanced type of high-precision radiation which improves the ability to conform the treatment volume to concave tumour shapes.
- Most advanced Linear Accelerator Varian Clinac DMX-
S.C.C.H is the first hospital to introduce Linear Accelerator to the state.
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 precise treatment much faster than other technologies.
- 3D CRT, 2D-RT
- Electron Boost Therapy
- Electron Beam Therapy.
Brachytherapy is a form of radiotherapy where a radiation source 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 tumours in many other body sites.
Brachytherapy is used alone or in combination with other therapies, such as surgery, external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) and chemotherapy.
Radiation therapy uses targeted, high-energy radiation to shrink tumours and kill cancer cells by damaging their DNA. Radiation is administered either by a machine from outside the body or by placing radioactive material directly into your cancerous area.