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Radiation Oncology

 
Radiation oncology​ uses targeted, high-dose x-rays to destroy cancer cells. While some healthy cells are damaged during the treatment, they can repair themselves, whereas the cancer cells cannot.

Radiation oncology can be given alone or it can be used in combination with surgery or chemotherapy. Individuals that undergo this treatment will have multiple treatments.

Radiation Treatment Options

  • RapidArc radiotherapy
  • Respiratory gating
  • CT simulator
  • Varian® On-Board Imager
  • Cone Beam CT
  • Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
  • 3D conformal radiotherapy (3D CRT)
  • Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)

RapidArc Radiotherapy

RapidArc radiotherapy, a breakthrough in the battle against cancer. RapidArc treats a wide range of cancer conditions by delivering a tumor-targeting beam.

RapidArc radiotherapy technology benefits include:

  • Faster treatment of tumors
  • Better accuracy
  • Sparing of healthy tissue surrounding the tumor
  • Reduced side effects of radiation treatment
  • More comfort for patients versus other radiation treatments
  • RapidArc offers all the benefits of IMRT, but in shorter treatment times

Radiation treatments taking up to 15 or 30 minutes can now be completed in as little as two minutes with a single rotation of the RapidArc radiation therapy machine.

Learn more about RapidArc Radiotherapy​

PeaceHealth United General Medical Center
2000 Hospital Dr
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
360-856-6021