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Radiation Oncology

Our superior treatment capabilities allow us to provide you with shorter treatment times and fewer side effects while eliminating your cancer cells.

Using the most advanced technology in Central PA, your radiation oncology care team at PinnacleHealth Cancer Center customizes your treatment plan to deliver targeted radiation therapy doses to treat your cancer.

Our superior treatment capabilities allow us to provide you with shorter treatment times and fewer side effects while eliminating your cancer cells. We maintain a high level of skill and expertise while paying careful attention to your comfort and concerns.

The warm, soothing Radiation Therapy Department is in the lower level of the Medical Sciences Pavilion.

Your radiation oncology treatments are carefully planned by our highly skilled radiation oncology team--radiation oncologists, physicists, dosimetrists, nurses and radiation therapists and may include:
  • Stereotactic Radiotherapy Surgery (SRS) – A break-through, pain free alternative to surgery, the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System is used to deliver precise, high doses of radiation to your tumor with pin-point accuracy to protect healthy tissue. Treatments are efficient; involve no incisions and produce minimal or no side effects.
  • Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)— Delivered via the Varian Trilogy with RapidArc, this computer-driven technology precisely delivers a specially conformed radiation beam in a three dimensional manner while protecting surrounding organs and tissues from damaging exposure
  • Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) – IGRT delivered via the Varian Trilogy with RapidArc uses a fully robotic on-board imaging system coupled with a sophisticated respiratory-gating system, to deliver a precisely sculpted, high doses of radiation to your tumor with less harm to surrounding healthy tissue with greater comfort and reduced treatment times
  • High dose brachytherapy – with this internal form of radiation therapy, we implant a radioactive source, sometimes called a seed, close to your tumor to allow delivery of large doses of radiation with minimal discomfort and fewer office visits.

For more information or to schedule an appointment , call (717) 724-6740.

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