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Recognizing that radiation oncology is a crucial part of cancer treatment, Montefiore Medical Center's Department of Radiation Oncology continues to expand the realm of the possible. By developing innovative technologies and embracing the latest treatments in radiation, our renowned specialists are committed to overcoming cancer in all its forms and providing new hope to those who suffer from it.
Montefiore's Radiation Oncology Department was one of the first of its kind in the U.S. and was instrumental in the development of high-energy irradiation, electron beam irradiation and brachytherapy. Today, our elite team of physicians, physicists, nurses and radiation therapists continues to advance the state of radiation technology, while providing the utmost in empathetic patient care.
The Newest Technologies. A Full Spectrum of Care.
Montefiore Medical Center's Department of Radiation Oncology is using all the latest developments in radiation oncology to provide patients battling cancer with the most exceptional care.
Image-Guided Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IG-IMRT)
For cancer of organs that move with respiration, IG-IMRT produces a beam that precisely follows tumor motion and sculpts highly focused radiation around it. Using this groundbreaking technology, our physicians can see and analyze tumors in real time, offering them unparalleled control and sparing of normal tissue.
Frameless Sterotactic Radiosurgery (FSRS)
Using computer technology to allow our physicians to deliver highly concentrated doses of radiation into a target with sub-millimeter precision, FSRS also intermittently monitors and compensates for patient movement. This monitoring system eliminates the need for the invasive placement of rigid frames, typically used to immobilize patients.
4-D Computed Tomography Planning and Delivery
By tracking the patient's breathing pattern, the system automatically gates (or applies) the radiation beam on only when the tumor falls within the planned treatment field. The patient breathes naturally and remains comfortable throughout.
Image-Guided Robotic Brachytherapy
Using on-site computers to create individualized treatment plans, our physicians place radioactive seeds in or near the tumor. This advanced procedure delivers a high dose of radiation directly to the tumor while reducing exposure to surrounding tissue.
Biological Treatment Planning using Image Fusion
With biological treatment planning, physicians at Montefiore are able to combine the latest in imaging technology, such as PET, MRI and digital angiography, with computer data. The result is a precise anatomical definition and a more complete biological understanding of the tumor, which greatly enhances treatment planning.