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Radiation Therapy

Radiation Therapy, sometimes called radiotherapy or irradiation, is the use of various forms of radiation to safely and effectively treat cancer and other diseases. Modern technology allows radiation oncologists to treat tumors more powerfully and precisely while sparing much of the healthy tissue that surrounds the tumor minimizing side effects.

Augusta Health Cancer Center relies upon the Philips Brilliance 16-Slice large bore CT simulator to allow for precise tumor target imaging for patients of all sizes. Along with sophisticated radiation dose planning software, this CT quickly and accurately locates tumors within the body to assist our board certified radiation oncologists to plan a radiation treatment customized for each patient.

Two Elekta Linear Accelerators offer state-of-the-art radiation technology for patients enabling radiation oncologists to treat tumors with more accuracy than ever before using Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) and Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT).

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