Our radiation therapy team at Radiant Oncology is proud to offer RapidArc radiation therapy to cancer patients in Tucson. RapidArc is a new, cutting-edge technology that significantly improves the accuracy and efficiency of radiation therapy treatments. We aim for the best possible care with fewer side effects and shorter treatment times.
What is RapidArc radiation therapy?
RapidArc radiation therapy is the most comprehensive treatment available, which uses advanced technology to deliver targeted radiation directly to brain and spinal tumors. This allows patients to spend less time on the machine and more time resting and recovering with their loved ones.
It is an exceptional and precise form of IMRT or intensity-modulated radiation therapy. This advanced radiation therapy can target the tumor more accurately than ever before while sparing the surrounding healthy tissue.
RapidArc allows the radiation dose to closely match the target’s form while minimizing damage to surrounding normal tissues. RapidArc is faster than conventional IMRT by 2 to 8 times, resulting in a more comfortable and easier treatment. Furthermore, because treatment durations are shorter, there is less risk of patient or organ movement during treatment.
How RapidArc Differs From Other Cancer Treatments
Unlike traditional treatments requiring patients to lie still for extended periods on a machine, RapidArc cuts the total treatment time significantly. Its highly focused beams can target tumors with incredible accuracy and speed, allowing our patients to rest more comfortably throughout treatment.
Aside from brain tumors, this advanced treatment can also be used for:
- Prostate cancer
- Breast cancer
- Lung cancer
- Cervical cancer
The Benefits of RapidArc Radiation Therapy
Some of the key benefits of this cutting edge technology include:
- Less time on the machine and more time relaxing
- Increased accuracy and precision in targeting tumors
- Reduced risk of side effects and other complications
- Less risk of patient or organ movement during treatment
Cancer Treatment Just Got More Precise
Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) is a cutting-edge cancer treatment that offers many potential benefits for patients. IGRT can help improve the precision and accuracy of radiation delivery, which can lead to better outcomes and fewer side effects.
IGRT radiation therapy adds an extra layer of precision to this already effective treatment by allowing our physicians to see the tumor’s location immediately before each radiation therapy session. This way, we can ensure that the tumor is in the treatment field and that the surrounding healthy tissue is not being exposed to unnecessary radiation.
The Process of Radiation Treatments
A radiation oncologist will determine if RapidArc is the best treatment option for your unique situation.
Imaging and Planning
Once it has been determined that this advanced therapy is appropriate, our team of highly trained professionals will perform a series of scans and tests to determine the exact radiation dose needed for your treatment.
Once the treatment plan has been finalized, you will begin the RapidArc radiation therapy process. During this process, our compassionate and highly skilled physicians will use advanced technology to deliver targeted doses of radiation directly to the affected areas of your body.
After your treatment is complete, you will be able to return home and begin the process of recovery. Our team of skilled medical experts will work with you to create a personalized post-treatment plan that includes regular checkups and follow-up care.
Our Physicians’ Goal
Our goal is to provide our patients with the best possible care. RapidArc radiation therapy is just one of the many ways to achieve this goal. We have combined the latest medical knowledge with the most advanced technology available throughout our practice.
We will help you in every step of the treatment process, from your initial consultation to your last radiation therapy session. You are not alone on this journey. Our team will be with you every step of the way.
We offer a wide range of services to support you and your loved ones during this difficult time.
Some of the services we offer include:
- A comprehensive consultation to discuss your diagnosis and treatment options.
- A personalized treatment plan to meet your unique medical needs.
- A multidisciplinary team of experienced physicians, nurses, and support staff who are dedicated to providing the best care possible.
Radiation Oncology Program
Our radiation oncologist works with a team of highly skilled professionals to provide comprehensive care for our patients. The team includes medical oncologists and surgeons, neuro-oncologists, and neurosurgeons. We offer a full range of radiation therapy services, including:
- Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
- Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)
- Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy / Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
- RapidArc® Radiation Therapy
We offer the most advanced and comprehensive radiation therapy care available. We are dedicated to providing our patients with the best possible outcomes and quality of life.
Our Medical Professionals in Charge
At our facility, we have a team of experienced physicians and other medical professionals who are dedicated to providing the best care possible. Whether you’re in need of cancer treatment, brain tumor therapy, or radiation therapy, we can help. Our team is made up of:
Radiation oncologists :
These specialists use highly focused beams of radiation to target tumors and reduce the risk of side effects. Our radiation oncologists team will work with you to create a personalized radiation treatment plan that meets your unique needs.
A neuro-oncologist is a type of doctor who specializes in the treatment of brain tumors. If you have been diagnosed with a brain tumor, our neuro-oncologist can help you create a treatment plan that is right for you.
Neurosurgeons are medical professionals who specialize in the surgical treatment of neurological conditions, including brain tumors. If your tumor is large or has spread to other parts of your body, surgery may be the best option for you.
Oncologists are physicians who specialize in cancer treatment and research. Our oncology team will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is right for you.
Medical physicist :
A medical physicist is a type of doctor who specializes in the delivery of radiation therapy. Our medical physicists can help you understand your treatment plan and any side effects that you may experience.
As a patient, you will be at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to providing you with the best possible care during this difficult time in your life. Our team of skilled medical professionals is here for you every step of the way.
Radiation Oncology Program
Our radiation oncologist collaborates with other medical professionals to provide comprehensive care for every patient. As part of our program, we focus on cancer research and clinical trials so that you have access to the latest treatment methods.
At Radiant Oncology, we provide comprehensive care focused on each patient’s unique medical needs. Our program is made up of a team of skilled medical professionals who are dedicated to providing the best possible care to patients in Tucson and beyond. Whether you need radiation therapy, cancer treatment, or brain tumor therapy, we can help.
Book With Us
If you are interested in learning more about RapidArc radiation therapy or any of the other services we provide, please call us at (520) 320-2146 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to meeting you and providing you with the best possible care.