External Beam Radiation Therapy

External Beam Radiation Therapy

External Beam Radiation Therapy: Uses high-energy rays to destroy cancer cells and shrink tumors. A machine called a linear accelerator creates the radiation beam, which is typically only “on” for a minute or two per treatment. The treatments are fast, safe, and do not make you radioactive – it is fine for family members and friends to be around you.  We use Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and 3D Radiation Techniques, both of which allow us to deliver a higher dose of radiation.  While side effects are minimized, they may include a temporary worsening of neurological symptomsk, and temporary hair loss.