Radiation Oncology

RAD ONC_seal-1State-of-the-Art Technology:

Varian TrueBeam and Trilogy Linear Accelerators with IMRT and IGRT Capabilities

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) Capabilities

Varian Eclipse 3D / 4D Treatment Planning Systems

HDR (High Dose Rate) Brachytheraphy Unit

Stereotactic RadioSurgery for Brain Tumors

Varian Acuity Digital Simulation Unit with Cone Beam CT Capabilities

RPM Respiratory Gating System for Treatment of Lung and Breast Cancers

Overview – a 23,000-square-foot Radiation Oncology Center utilizes state-of-the-art equipment and services to provide the most advanced cancer treatments available to our patients. Staffed with board-certified radiation oncologists, registered radiation therapists, two registered nurses, and skilled support staff, CVMC’s Radiation Oncology department brings access to sophisticated cancer treatment minimizing the need for cancer patients and their families to travel to Charlotte, Winston or Asheville to obtain the latest radiation oncology services including:

TrueBeam and Trilogy Linear Accelerators – uses Image Guiding Radiation Therapy (IGRT) to acquire a three-dimensional model of the target area for each treatment, providing greater accuracy in pinpointing tumor volume, preventing harm to surrounding tissue and increasing treatment efficiency.

Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) and Cone-Beam CT – advanced IGRT systems available on our accelerators allow for imaging of each patient to accurately target the tumor volume. A cone-beam CT (CBCT) or digital x-ray can be performed and automatically aligned with the treatment planning CT, and the treatment table automatically shifted to the correct position for treatment each day.

Electronic Medical Record (EMR) – special to radiation oncology, this system charts treatment data for easier physician evaluation and allows for convenient interdepartmental scheduling.

Reggie Sigmon, MD Southeastern Radiation Oncology

Reggie Sigmon, MD
Southeastern Radiation Oncology

John Del Charco, MD Southeastern Radiation Oncology

John Del Charco, MD
Southeastern Radiation Oncology

Shannon Thomlinson, MD Southeastern Radiation Oncology

Shannon Thomlinson, MD
Southeastern Radiation Oncology

Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) – radiation treatment that delivers precise beams of radiation to cancer cells with minimal damage to surrounding tissues and organs, allowing a higher cancer control rate with lower rates of side effects.

High Dose Rate (HDR) Therapy –  a new generation of HDR units and applicators have made its use highly successful in the treatment of prostate, breast, and gynecological cancers. HDR therapy enables much larger doses of therapy within a smaller number of visits, which results reduced side effects and equal-to-better cure rates than conventional therapy.

Sterotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) – our accelerators are capable of using radio-surgery techniques to deliver very high doses of radiation to small tumors located in various parts of the body, such as the lung, liver and other parts. SBRP treatments are delivered in just 3-5 treatments and use IGRT and Respiratory Gating to precisely target the tumor while sparing the surrounding normal tissues.

SIRT Liver Microspheres – Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT) is used to deliver SIR-Spheres radioactive microspheres to tumors located within the liver. The treatment is done in the Interventional Radiology Suite as an outpatient procedure, and treats the tumors with vascular embolization and radiation therapy.

Radiation Physics Department with Virtual Simulation – develops three-dimensional pictures of tumors via ten-minute CAT scans to allow accurate treatment planning for radiation therapy.

Location – patients can access Radiation Therapy by using the 11th Ave. Entrance.

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Contact – for more information or to schedule a referral, please call 828.326.3856.

 

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