Radiation oncology uses a linear accelerator to deliver radiation directly to a cancerous tumor. The technology available at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at UPMC Horizon for radiation therapy is the latest in state-of-the-art cancer treatment. Methods and equipment including respiratory gating, which tracks a tumor’s position during treatment as the patient breathes or makes other movements, and RapidArc®, which rotates 360 degrees around a patient’s body to deliver targeted treatments of higher doses of radiation, helps ensure accuracy and precision of radiation therapy. Radiation oncology treatment is available at our Shenango Valley location.
Radiation oncology services include:
- Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
- Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
- Brachytherapy – implantation of radioactive seeds inside or near the area requiring treatment
Our Radiation Oncology Expert