Radiation Oncology

For more than 80 years, radiation therapy has been used in cancer care. Our Radiation Oncology department physicians and staff bring a fresh approach with the use of the TomoTherapy treatment system, and advanced radiation oncology techniques such as hypofractionation.

Radiation Oncology

Westmed Radiation Oncology is proud to offer our patients state of the art technology delivered by a highly trained and experienced group of doctors and radiation therapists. Our skilled physicians take deep pride in treating every patient with the utmost care and compassion.

 

Why We are Different

Our goal is to offer the best cure rate while minimizing side effects to minimize quality of life disruptions. We are the first center in Westchester to offer Hi-ART Tomotherapy. Tomotherapy is a linear accelerator capable of delivering Intensity Modulated Radiation therapy (IMRT) under daily Image guidance (IGRT) in a helical fashion. Helical delivery of radiation allows us 360 degrees of freedom to deliver pencil beams of radiation to sculpt around a tumor. Image guidance allows the user to take a CT scan every day for precise targeting.

Each patient’s case is discussed in a multidisciplinary setting with Surgeons, Medical oncologists, Plastic surgeons, Radiologists, Pathologists and Primary care providers to determine the best treatment plan for each individual patient.

Our doctors offer the most current treatment options in line with the latest advances in the field. We offer prone breast radiation therapy (to minimize heart and lung dose), Hypo fractionation for various body sites (less number of total treatments), Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) to treat tumors non-invasively with surgical precision. Treatment algorithms are generated using various imaging modalities to generate the best treatment plan. We use PET-CT, MRI-CT fusion when necessary to improve the quality of our radiation plans.
We are accredited by ACRO and all our doctors are board certified and members of ASTRO. We are also an NAPBC accredited breast Center.