Commonly used to treat cancerous or other abnormal growths, radiation therapy exposes diseased cells to radiation to destroy them. In some cases, tumors are treated with radiation alone. In others, radiation therapy can precede or follow surgery or be used in conjunction with chemotherapy to get rid of leftover tumor cells. Regardless of the type, radiation therapy at Phoenixville Hospital is performed by an experienced staff of radiation oncologists, radiation therapy nurses, dosimetrists and technologists dedicated to making treatment as successful as possible.
Radiation treatments are given under the direction of Michael Lambo, M.D.
The Cancer Center at Phoenixville Hospital offers patients state-of-the-art radiation therapy featuring the VARIAN TRUEBEAM LINEAR ACCELERATOR. The TrueBeam accurately delivers various forms of radiation therapy including:
- Image-guided Radiotherapy (IGRT)
- Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT)
- Volumetric Modulated-Beam Therapy (VMAT)