The Meiklejohn Radiation Oncology Center, located in our Cancer Institute’s newly opened Damsker Family Pavilion, consistently achieves excellent results, using state-of-the-art radiation therapy equipment which enables our radiation oncologists to specifically target the tumors while avoiding injury to the healthy tissue.
Computerized treatment planning systems create tumor images that help in creating treatment plans that deliver the highest possible dose of radiation to the tumor site while preserving other structures.
Our new Radiation Oncology Center offers a variety of radiation treatments in a healing environment that is comfortable for both our patients and family members who support them through their journey. We follow a precise and complex planning process for every patient, leading to an individualized, custom treatment plan.
The TrueBeam™ System
TrueBeam is a new type of radiation technology designed for the treatment of lung, breast, prostate, head and neck, and other types of cancer.
The system can deliver treatments up to 50% faster with a dose delivery rate double the maximum output of earlier systems. This makes it possible to provide greater patient comfort by shortening treatments, and to improve precision by leaving less time for tumor motion during dose delivery.
The increased precision spares healthy tissue more than other, less precise systems. We are the only cancer institute in South Orange County with TrueBeam technology.
Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
This is an advanced form of radiation therapy used to treat cancer and noncancerous tumors. IMRT manipulates beams of radiation, conforming to the shape of the tumor, and uses multiple small radiation beams of varying intensities to radiate the tumor precisely. This approach helps to minimize exposure of healthy tissue and limit side effects.
High Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy
HDR brachytherapy utilizes a miniaturized source to apply intense radiation directly to the cancerous tumor bed, minimizing damage to surrounding tissue. HDR is used in head and neck, lung, breast, prostate, gynecologic and rectal cancers.