Radiation Oncology

Thanks to our new technology, radiation therapy patients have reduced treatment times and frequency, leading to a better quality of life. In the past, an early-stage lung cancer patient may have required 30 or more treatments. Today, as few as three to eight treatments may be necessary.

Our 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 now offers the state’s only Accuray TomoHDA.

We also continue to provide treatment techniques unique to our program 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

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Our Advanced Technology and Therapies

Varian TrueBeam Linear Accelerator
Accuray Tomotherapy
External Beam Radiation Therapy
Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)
Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Fractionated Stereotactic Radiotherapy
Brachytherapy, including:

    • MRI-Guided Volumetric Brachytherapy for gynecological cancers