The Latest Technology for Treating Brain Tumors
Brain tumors can be overwhelming. But there is hope. Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is the latest technology for treating brain tumors. Our highly skilled medical professionals at Radiant Oncology are experts in this life-saving treatment.
What is stereotactic radiosurgery?
Stereotactic radiosurgery is a highly precise form of radiation therapy that uses multiple converging beams to target tumors with great accuracy. This allows us to spare the healthy brain tissue surrounding the tumor.
The goal of SRS is to destroy the tumor while sparing healthy tissue. SRS is an outpatient procedure, which means you can go home the same day. SRS can be used to treat melanoma brain metastases and brain tumors that have come back after surgery or radiation therapy.
Benefits of Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)
Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) offers many benefits over traditional radiation therapy, including:
- More precise radiation therapy
- Fewer side effects
- Reduced treatment time
- Outpatient procedure
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 We Use
The first step is to create a treatment plan. This involves imaging scans (CT or MRI) mapping the tumor and the surrounding healthy tissue. Once the tumor has been located, our team of radiation oncologists, neurosurgeons, and medical physicists will work together to develop a treatment plan tailored to your specific situation.
The next step is to begin the SRS treatment. This usually takes place over one or five days. The patient will be lying on a table during the treatment while a machine delivers the radiation to the tumor during the treatment. The entire process is non-invasive and takes about an hour.
Releasing You Back to Life
After the treatment is complete, you will be able to go home and resume your normal activities. There is no need for a hospital stay or any special care after the procedure. Our team will follow up with you to make sure that the tumor is shrinking and that there are no side effects from the treatment.
In most cases, SRS is a one-time treatment. However, some people may need additional treatments if the tumor doesn’t respond to the initial treatment or if it comes back. Our team will work with you to determine the best course of action.
Our Physicians Goal
At Radiant Oncology, our goal is to improve your quality of life. Stereotactic radiosurgery is a safe and effective treatment for brain tumors. Our team of experts will work with you to create a treatment plan that is right for you.
We will help our patients understand all their options so they can make the best decision for their situation.
Radiation Oncology Program
We are proud to offer SRS at our state-of-the-art facility. Our radiation oncology program is one of the largest in the country and is nationally recognized for its excellence.
We give comprehensive care to persons with malignant and benign brain and spinal tumors and some vascular and nerve diseases through our neuro-oncologist and neurosurgeons.
We have combined the best technology available to treat our brain tumors, and our team of experts specializes in:
- Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
- Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
- Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)
- Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
- RapidArc® Radiation Therapy
Why Choose Us
Radiant Oncology was the first medical center in Tucson to offer this cutting-edge treatment. We offer the latest technology and treatments and compassionate, individualized care.
Our team has vast experience in treating complex cases and providing compassionate care and support throughout the treatment process. Our team of medical professionals includes:
A radiation oncologist is a medical doctor who specializes in the use of radiation to treat cancer. Our radiation oncologists team will work with you to create the right treatment plan for your situation.
Neurosurgeons are medical doctors who specialize in the surgical treatment of brain and nervous system conditions. Our neurosurgeons work closely with our radiation oncologists to provide comprehensive care for our patients.
Medical physicists :
Medical physicists are experts in the use of radiation to treat cancer. They work with our radiation oncologists and neurosurgeons to ensure that the treatment plan is safe and effective.
A neuro-oncologist is a medical doctor specializing in treating brain tumors. Our neuro-oncologists work closely with our radiation oncologists and neurosurgeons to provide comprehensive care for our patients.
Radiant Oncology is the clear choice if you are looking for superior care from a team of experts. Contact us today to learn more about our services or schedule an appointment.
Process of Consultation
We will first review your medical history and perform a physical examination. We will then order some tests, which may include imaging scans (CT or MRI) to get a better look at the tumor.
Once we have all the information we need, our team of experts will develop a treatment plan tailored to your specific situation. We will then go over the plan with you and answer any questions. Finally, if you decide to move forward with treatment, we will schedule a date for your SRS treatment.
Schedule a Consultation with Radiant Oncology
If you are looking for the best possible care for your brain tumor, look no further than Radiant Oncology. Our team of experts will work with you to create the right treatment plan for you. We are happy to answer any questions you may have and provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your treatment.
Please call us at 520-320-2146 or fill out our online form to schedule a consultation. We look forward to meeting you and helping you on your journey to recovery.