Our specialists at the UAMS Radiation Oncology Center offer the most advanced radiation therapy for adults and children. The center is the only facility providing radiation therapy for children in Arkansas. Our physicians and staff work closely with UAMS pediatric oncologists at Arkansas Children’s Hospital to address the special needs of pediatric patients and their families.
The center’s two Varian TrueBeam STx linear accelerators are the only two identical devices in Arkansas capable of delivering precision external beam radiation with ultra-high dose rates. In addition, UAMS offers the state’s only Accuray TomoHDA.
We also continue to provide treatment techniques unique in Arkansas, including:
- Gamma Knife Perfexion® for intracranial stereotactic radiosurgery
- GRID (spatially fractionated radiation therapy) for large tumors that are unlikely to be controlled with conventional radiation therapy
- Superficial hyperthermia – used in conjunction with radiation therapy to enhance cancer cell killing effects
UAMS radiation oncologists work collaboratively with medical oncologists, oncology nurses, surgeons and others to provide comprehensive care to each patient. The center offers state-of-the-art treatment options, including TomoTherapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy, image-guided radiation therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, stereotactic radiotherapy for cranial and body lesions, and hyperthermia therapy, which involves heating the tumor.
As the only site in Arkansas conducting federally funded radiation oncology research, we are working to advance technology to ensure the latest treatments for our patients.