Most radiotherapy is delivered with linear accelerators. Our linear accelerators, or "Linacs" as they are often called, are large and can be quite intimidating at first, but they are safe and reliable. You do not actually feel the radiation given for your treatment, just like you do not feel the radiation used for a regular diagnostic x-ray.
|The Varian Clinac 21iX offers Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) and Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)|
For temporary implants (high dose-rate brachytherapy), we use a Nucletron microselectron HDR. This technology is most often used for the treatment of gynecologic (female reproductive system) tumors, but it is occasionally incorporated into the treatment of other cancers, as well.
Treatment planning is accomplished with a Nucletron Simulix Simulator, (a specially designed diagnostic x-ray unit) and several treatment planning system computers.