Radiation Oncology utilizes precise doses of radiation to treat tumors with pinpoint accuracy. It can be used alone, or in conjunction with other treatments such as surgery or chemotherapy.
The Cancer Program’s Department of Radiation Oncology combines state-of-the-art therapy using advanced equipment within a comfortable, personal environment. To learn more, call 914-849-2727.
WPH RADIATION ONCOLOGY TECHNOLOGY
- Varian RapidArc™: A radiotherapy technology that is a new approach to image-guided, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IGRT/IMRT) that delivers precise treatments in shorter times than conventional IMRT. White Plains Hospital was one of s the first hospitals in Westchester to acquire this method of radiation therapy.
- Varian Trilogy and Varian 21EX Linacs: High-energy linear accelerators that deliver carefully focused X-rays to tumors.
- GE Advantage CT Simulator used for planning the radiation treatments.
- Millennium Multileaf Collimator: Allows for custom field shaping, reducing or eliminating the dose of radiation to normal healthy tissue.
- ARIA EMR, Treatment Delivery Computerized System and Quality Assurance System and Varian Eclipse radiation therapy planning system.
Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is a technique designed to deliver radiation therapy very precisely to tumors anywhere in the body. The accuracy allows for a higher dose of radiation to be delivered supporting improved cure rates in a convenient schedule with a lower likelihood of harming healthy surrounding tissue.
White Plains Hospital’s Radiation Oncology Department is fully accredited by the American College of Radiology-Radiation Oncology Program and by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.