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Radiation Oncology

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Radiation oncology is provided by Brigham and Women's Physician Organization on the first level of the Cancer Center. Radiation therapy uses high-energy X-rays or beams to kill cancer cells or keep them from growing. Through a state-of-the-art linear accelerator, you receive targeted radiation to a particular part of your body, minimizing the amount of healthy tissue exposed to radiation.

Radiation therapies offered at the Cancer Center include image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), brachytherapy, and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) (also called stereotactic ablative radiation, SABR).

Radiation oncologists work in conjunction with medical oncologists and/or surgeons to develop the best treatment plan for you. Radiation oncology at DF/BWCC at Milford is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR).