Coastal Radiation Oncology Medical Group
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Effective Cancer Treatments

Radiation Technologies Delivered With Caring Expertise

Each Coastal Radiation Oncology Cancer Treatment Center is equipped with state-of-the-art technology that allows our team of physicians and caregivers to provide advanced radiation treatments.

Linear Accelerators

Linear accelerators are the primary piece of treatment equipment used in every Coastal Radiation Oncology Treatment Center. Linear accelerators, or “linacs,” deliver non-invasive external beam radiation therapy by producing high energy x-rays or electrons that destroy cancer cells while sparing the surrounding normal tissue.

Brachytherapy

Brachytherapy is one of the most well-established forms radiation therapy.  This highly specialized method of treatment offers some of the most targeted and direct therapies available in the treatment of cancers in the prostate, cervix, and breast. Coastal Radiation Oncology’s highly trained physicians use brachytherapy techniques to deliver radiation directly to the tumor site using a variety of specialized instruments tailored specifically to achieve the most targeted therapy available.   

Coastal Radiation Oncology offers highly tailored and precise forms of HDR (high-dose-rate) brachytherapy, known for their reliability, safety and performance. The use of HDR brachytherapy allows Coastal Radiation Oncology to deliver the optimal treatments in a short period of time and as an outpatient procedure, increasing patient comfort and safety.

Superficial Radiotherapy Systems

Coastal Radiation Oncology is equipped with the advanced treatment systems for superficial radiotherapy (SRT) to treat various forms of skin cancer. Because of its non-invasive nature, SRT is a logical choice for primary lesions that otherwise require difficult or extensive surgery of sensitive structures in the head and neck regions such as the fold in the nose, eyelids, lips, corner of mouth, and the lining of the ear, where surgery would result in a poor cosmetic outcome.

SRT requires no anesthetics or skin grafting, and the cosmetic results are excellent compared to other treatments. In addition, the SRT systems used at Coastal Radiation Oncology deliver fast and accurate treatments, which maximize therapeutic benefit while minimizing effects to the surrounding area.

Treatment Planning

Coastal Radiation Oncology uses comprehensive treatment planning systems with sophisticated dose calculation algorithms to support an array of radiation therapies that include 3D conformal, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT), image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and brachytherapy.

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