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Tulane Radiation Oncology proudly offers:

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

Cone-based, Surface-guided Stereotactic RadioSurgery (SRS): highly specialized radiation therapy for precision brain treatments – TrueBeam, this approach uses an open facemask for surface monitoring during treatment to ensure precision.

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 TrueBeam and Varian Trilogy accelerators

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

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 an Oncentra HDR system and used predominantly for gynecologic malignancies.

Radiopharmaceuticals: Increasingly offering clinical trials offering targeted radiopharmaceuticals, that is, radioactive medicines, that target and kill cancer cells.

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.

VisionRT: Surface-guidance technology, which allows for monitoring of tiny movements during treatment in order to ensure treatments are delivered as intended.

Velocity: Deformable image-registration software.

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

 

The Tulane Radiation Oncology Department is ACR-accredited.

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