Radiation Therapy Delivery System Options
Huntington Radiation Oncology has three linear accelerators. We have a
Varian 600C for our inpatient care as needed for emergent radiation therapy.
Our outpatient facility has 2 Elekta linear accelerators.
3-D Conformal Radiation Therapy: Whole Breast or Partial Breast
Data from a CT scan with the patient in the treatment position is converted
into a treatment plan that allows us to customize your treatment based
on our individual anatomy.
Hypofractionated Radiation Therapy: Whole Breast or Partial Breast
For selected early-stage breast cancer patients after lumpectomy, the course
of radiation therapy can be shortened. The standard course of therapy
is 5-6 weeks. Hypofractionated radiation can be delivered in 3-4 weeks
with equal control rates and excellent cosmetic results. Click
HERE to learn more about the potential side effects of whole breast radiation.
Accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) is an option for selected
patients. A device is placed in the lumpectomy site and radiation is delivered
using a high dose rate radiation source. Treatments are twice daily for
five days of treatment. Our cancer center is a “Center of Excellence”
for breast brachytherapy using the SAVI catheter device.