The radiation oncology department at Koru Hospital is dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of cancer using radiation therapy. Radiation oncologists are highly trained medical professionals who specialize in the use of high-energy radiation to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. At Koru Hospital, the radiation oncology department is dedicated to providing comprehensive care for patients with a variety of cancer types.
What is Radiation Oncology?
Radiation oncology is a medical specialty that focuses on the use of high-energy radiation to treat cancer. Radiation therapy works by damaging the DNA in cancer cells, which prevents them from growing and dividing. This can help shrink tumors, alleviate symptoms, and sometimes even cure cancer.
What Types of Cancer Does Radiation Oncology Treat?
The radiation oncology department at Koru Hospital treats a wide range of cancer types, including but not limited to:
-Head and neck cancer
-Lymphoma and leukemia
What are the Diagnosis and Treatment Methods Used in Radiation Oncology?
The radiation oncology department at Koru Hospital uses a variety of diagnostic tests and treatment methods to manage cancer. Diagnostic tests may include imaging studies, such as CT scans and PET scans, as well as specialized tests, such as biopsies.
Treatment methods may include external beam radiation therapy, which uses a machine called a linear accelerator to deliver radiation to the tumor from outside the body, or brachytherapy, which involves placing a radioactive source directly into or near the tumor. The radiation oncology department also works closely with other medical specialties, such as medical oncology and surgical oncology, to provide comprehensive care for patients with cancer.
At Koru Hospital, we offer the latest advancements in radiation oncology to provide the most effective and precise treatment for cancer patients. Our team of highly skilled radiation oncologists, medical physicists, dosimetrists, and radiation therapists work together to develop personalized treatment plans that optimize cancer control while minimizing the risk of side effects.
State of the Art Equipment and Techniques
We utilize the Elekta Versa HD linear accelerator, which is a highly advanced radiotherapy device that delivers radiation with great precision while minimizing radiation exposure to surrounding healthy tissues. This technology allows for advanced treatment techniques such as Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT), and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT).
In addition, we use the Monaco Treatment Planning System to optimize treatment plans and minimize damage to healthy tissues. Our Breast Radiotherapy with Active Breath Control (ABC) technique helps to minimize radiation exposure to the heart, providing more effective and safer treatment for breast cancer patients.
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
At Koru Hospital, we also offer Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, a non-invasive and highly effective treatment for brain tumors. This advanced technology delivers highly focused beams of radiation to the tumor with submillimeter precision, while sparing surrounding healthy brain tissue. Gamma Knife is often performed as an outpatient procedure, allowing patients to return home the same day.
We believe in a multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment, and our radiation oncology team works closely with other specialists such as medical oncologists and surgical oncologists to develop comprehensive treatment plans for our patients.
Radiation Oncology Department in Koru Hospital
In conclusion, at Koru Hospital, we are committed to providing our patients with the latest advancements in radiation oncology. Our state of the art equipment and techniques, including the Elekta Versa HD linear accelerator, Monaco Treatment Planning System, and Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, combined with our multidisciplinary approach, ensure the most effective and precise treatment for cancer patients while minimizing the risk of side effects.