The Radiation Oncology Center at Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville treats patients with cancer using some of the most precise and effective radiation technologies available. As one of the area’s most advanced radiation treatment centers, we work together to provide each patient with expert treatment, wellness and education resources, and support services throughout his or her cancer care journey.
Linear accelerator (linac):
A linac uses electricity to create high-energy radiation that can be used to treat cancer in all parts of the body, prevent it from returning, stop or slow its growth, or manage symptoms. The number of linac treatments varies depending on the type of cancer being treated. After radiation treatment, cancer cells may take weeks or months to die. If you undergo linac treatment, you will not pose any radiation threats to others post-treatment.
Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT):
IGRT uses CT, ultrasound or other imaging techniques to ensure your radiation therapy is accurate and reduce the chance of damaging healthy cells.
Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT):
IMRT uses three-dimensional, computer-generated images to show the size and shape of your tumor. IMRT allows for a smaller treatment field, reducing damage to healthy tissue near the tumor.
TrueBeam™ radiotherapy system:
TrueBeam™ is a powerful system that opens up treatment options for complex cancers, such as head and neck, lung, breast, abdomen and liver. Treatments with TrueBeam are precise and fast, with many treatments completed in a few minutes. In addition, the system was developed to address patient comfort to allow for communications with the therapist running the system and a music feature.