Our team of radiation oncologists oversee the delivery of radiation therapy, also known as radiotherapy or therapeutic radiology, one of the primary forms of cancer treatment. With radiation therapy often being provided in tandem with other forms of treatment, our radiation oncologists work closely with medical oncologists, surgeons and additional medical professionals to provide personalized care for each of our patients.
HOW IT WORKS
Radiation therapy kills cancer cells with high-energy X-rays, gamma rays or charged particles. Like surgery, it can be used in many ways, and the delivery method depends on what type of cancer you have and where it is in the body. This treatment option may be used to eliminate cancer or help control the disease and ease the symptoms that it causes.
Our radiation oncologists treat all forms of cancers through state-of-the-art treatment modalities including:
- CyberKnife Robotic Radiation Therapy – CARTI is the only provider in Arkansas to provide this treatment option.
- Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
- Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
- Short-course stereotactic radiation therapy (SBRT)
- Single-session stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)
- Brachytherapy, low dose rate (LDR) and high dose rate (HDR)
- Prostate seed implants
- Hypofractionated (short course) treatment options for breast, lung, palliative bone metastasis, heterotopic and keloid patients
- Surface Guided Radiation Therapy (SGRT)
- Short Course Prostate Treatments (Hypofractionation)
- Volumetric Arc Therapy (VMAT)