Radiation Oncology

Thanks to our new technology, patients have reduced treatment times and frequency, leading to a better quality of life. Using conventional radiotherapy equipment, 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

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

If your doctor recommends radiation as part of your cancer treatment plan, our caring and compassionate specialists in the UAMS Radiation Oncology Center provide cutting-edge medical care.