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Tulane Doctors - Comprehensive Cancer Center ~ Radiation Oncology ~ Did You Know?

Tulane Radiation Oncology proudly offers:

Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)

Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)

 

Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT): advanced treatment technique that allows higher sparing of healthy tissues while simultaneously enabling the delivery of larger levels of radiation to the area of treatment – delivered with Varian Trilogy and Varian iX accelerators

Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT): advanced imaging technique for extremely accurate targeting of the cancer during each treatment – performed with Varian Cone Beam CT (CBCT) and BrainLAB ExacTrac IGRT systems

 

Stereotactic Radio-Surgery (SRS): highly specialized radiation therapy for precision brain treatments – delivered with Varian Trilogy accelerator

PET/CT fusion image of lung cancer

A PET/CT fusion image, frontal (coronal)
section, showing non-small-cell lung cancer
(NSCLC) of the left lung (on the right in this
image). The large spot represents cancer of
the lung at an advanced stage.

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT): highly specialized radiation therapy for precision lung and liver treatments – delivered with Varian Trilogy and Varian iX accelerators

Total Body Irradiation (TBI): special treatment procedure used to prepare a body for bone marrow transplant – delivered with Varian iX accelerator

High Dose-Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy: innovative treatment technique for temporary placement of a radiation source either inside or adjacent to the area requiring treatment to ensure maximum radiation to the cancer – delivered with Nucletron HDR system

Radio-Pharmaceuticals: radioactive medicines used in cancer treatment

4D-CT imaging: advanced imaging technique that captures both cancer location and its motion due to breathing – used in treatment planning of cancers in or near the lungs

All-Electronic Environment: all treatments are carried out in a paperless, all-electronic environment which maximizes safety and minimizes errors

Tulane Radiation Therapy also actively participates in several clinical research studies. These clinical studies provide the opportunity for eligible people to participate in the latest investigative cancer treatments.

 

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