Radiation Therapy & Radiosurgery
When radiation therapy is part of your cancer care plan, count on the experienced team at Cone Health Cancer Center. We’ll answer your questions and provide the safest radiation dose and delivery for you using advanced techniques and technology.
Accredited Radiation Therapy
Cone Health Cancer Center at Wesley Long is accredited in radiation oncology by the American College of Radiology (ACR). So you can trust us for safe, high-quality radiation therapy delivered by well-qualified medical staff.
The Cone Health Cancer Center at Wesley Long Hospital is also the first cancer center in North Carolina to become Novalis® Certified. The certification means the radiosurgery program at Cone Health meets or exceeds standards for quality and patient safety as verified by an independent group of experts.
With Cone Health’s advanced technology, you benefit from quick, effective radiation treatments that more accurately target cancer cells while avoiding healthy tissue. Take advantage of technology such as:
- TomoEDGE™ – Administers very precise radiation from any angle, typically in 20 minutes or less per session; uses built-in computed tomography (CT) to guide treatment
- TrueBeam STx – Very quickly delivers ultra-precise, high-dose radiation to difficult-to-reach areas; may be used for several types of treatments, including stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)
- Calypso™ 4D Localization System – Tracks targeted tumors and stops radiation if breathing or other motion moves the tumors out of ideal position
Types of Radiation Therapy
Partner with your care team to decide which type of radiation is best for you. Your care plan may incorporate:
- External beam radiation – A machine directs high-energy particles or waves to the tumor from outside your body; may require two to eight weeks of daily sessions
- Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
- Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
- 3-D conformal radiation therapy
- Stereotactic radiosurgery – Uses extremely precise, high-dose external beam radiation to reach tumors without surgery; may call for just one session or a few sessions
- Internal radiation (brachytherapy) – Places a small radioactive “seed” or implant inside your body for a few minutes, for a few days or permanently
- Systemic radiation (radiopharmaceuticals) – Uses radioactive drugs to kill cancer cells