Nearly two-thirds of all cancer patients will receive radiation therapy during their illness. At UT Southwestern, patients have access to some of the most advanced radiation treatment technologies available anywhere, designed to increase the safety and effectiveness of radiation treatment.
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Our advanced stereotactic treatment technologies include:
In addition, the radiation oncology department uses state-of-the-art machines to deliver other treatments, including intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT). Through computer targeting, all deliver a high dose of radiation more precisely to a tumor, thus sparing surrounding healthy tissue. Other advanced technologies such as Calypso, RapidArc, Align RT, and onboard imaging are selectively used to optimize the accuracy and speed of tumor targeting.
Specialists are available in pediatric care, partial breast irradiation, brachytherapy, total skin electron beam therapy, radioimmunotherapy, and re-treatment of previous radiation patients.
Our areas of expertise include:
- Cancers of the female genital tract and urethra
- Cancer of the gastrointestinal tract
- Cancers of the head and neck, including thyroid and skin
- Cancers of the lung, thymus, and esophagus
- Cancers of the urinary tract, male genital organs, and prostate
- Lymphoma multiple myeloma; Kaposi’s sarcoma; cancerous growth on the upper back, lower legs, head, and neck; and soft tissue sarcoma
- Tumors of the brain and spinal cord, and brain metastases
- Tumors of the breast
- Tumors and hematologic malignancies in children
Initial consultation, treatments, and follow-up visits take place in the Moncrief Building on the north campus, adjacent to the Simmons Cancer Center, as well as the Harold C. Simmons Cancer Center-Radiation Oncology building on the west campus.