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Radiation therapy uses beams of energy to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. The radiation damages the genetic make-up of the cells in the treated area, which interferes with the ability for the cells to multiply and eventually killing the cancer cells. The goal of cancer radiation treatment is twofold, to destroy as many cancer cells as possible and limit harm to the healthy tissue surrounding the tumor.

The development of new technologies offers better diagnosis and more effective cancer radiation treatment. American Cancer Center provides radiation treatment using the most advanced technology to provide the most appropriate and effective radiation therapy for the individual patient in a comfortable and caring atmosphere.

Our Radiation Treatment Includes the Following :

  • 3D Conformal Radiation Therapy
  • IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy) – A new form of 3D Conformal Radio Therapy
  • IGRT (Image-Guided Radiation Therapy)
  • Prostate seed implants
  • Conventional radiation therapy with high energy linear accelerator
  • Skin cancer diagnosis and treatment with an electron beam, without invasive surgery
  • High-Dose-Rate Brachytherapy

3D Conformal Radiation is an innovative therapeutic technique offered at our centers. Computer simulation creates an accurate image of the tumor and surrounding organs, so multiple radiation beams can be shaped to the contour of the area receiving radiation treatment. The precision focus allows the surrounding tissue to be spared.


High-Dose Rate Brachytherapy is a cutting edge cancer radiation treatment technology that enables precise placement of the radiation sources at the site of the tumor.


IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy) is an advanced therapy that is bringing new hope to cancer patients. IMRT is a precise method of external beam radiation therapy that is considered to be the most significant breakthrough in radiation treatment in the past 30 years. Doctors can customize the dose of radiation for the individual patient by varying the radiation dose for specific parts of the treatment area to fit the shape and location of a tumor.


IMRT modulates the intensity of pencil thin beams of radiation at the tumor with precision accuracy. This type of therapy is best suited in radiation treatment for prostate cancer and radiation treatment for head and neck cancer. INRT can be used to perform stereotactic radiosurgery for brain tumors, which provides high dose radiation to the tumor in a single fraction. This results in fewer treatment visits for the patient.


IGRT (Image Guided Radiation Therapy) is one of the most innovative cancer radiation treatment methods. IGRT combines imaging and treatment capabilities in a single machine. The position of a tumor changes slightly with changes in the position of the body. IGRT allows the doctor to track the tumor and make fine adjustments to your position for greater precision and accuracy of radiation treatment. Since the exact position of the tumor can be seen at the time of treatment, only the tumor is irradiated and the surrounding tissue is spared.


IGRT allows the full radiation dose to be delivered in one session or several sessions and patients can return home or to work immediately after treatment. This type of cancer radiation treatment is effective for treating tumors anywhere in the body, including areas affected by respiration motion.


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