The medical specialty that is involved in the use of radiation (X-rays, gamma rays, or electrons) to treat cancer.
- Radiation Oncology Services
- External Beam Radiation Therapy
- IMRT – Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy
- IGRT – Image-Guided Radiation Therapy
- Respiratory Gating
- Prostate Seed Implant
- HDR and LDR Brachytherapy
- Stereotactic Radiosurgery
- X-Rays – an imaging test that uses small amounts of radiation to produce pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body. When focused on the chest, it can help spot abnormalities or diseases of the airways, blood vessels, bones, heart, and lungs.
- UGI – An upper gastrointestinal (UGI) endoscopy is a procedure that allows your doctor to look at the interior lining of your esophagus.
- Modified or Video Swallow – a procedure that allows a doctor to examine your small intestine for sources of bleeding.
- CT – A ‘computerized tomography’ (CT) or ‘computerized axial tomography’ (CAT) scan uses a computer that takes data from several X-ray images of structures inside a human’s body and converts them into pictures on a monitor.
- Ultrasound – sound or other vibrations having an ultrasonic frequency, particularly as used in medical imaging.