In 2018, the National Cancer Institute reported 18.1 million new cancer diagnoses worldwide. Receiving a cancer diagnosis is never easy. But no matter where you are on your cancer journey, there are people, resources and teams of health care professionals ready to help you. Cancer treatment is not just treating the malignant components of your diagnosis, but also tending to your physical and mental health needs.
For 40 years, Inspira has provided patients with state-of-the-art radiation therapy.
Our Approach to Radiation Therapy
Our radiation oncology team is made up of board-certified radiation oncologists, registered radiation therapists, dosimetrists and nationally certified oncology nurses. We also have board-certified medical physicists on-site to supervise treatment safety and accuracy. Our physicists perform continuous equipment tests to assure the highest quality radiation treatments possible.
Inspira Radiation Oncology Specialists
If you’d like more information about your or a loved one’s cancer care, or to receive a second opinion about a diagnosis, our team is here to help.
Types of Radiation Therapy
Image-Guided Radiation Technology
Image-guided radiation technology (IGRT) improves the accuracy of radiation therapy. During planning and treatment, computed tomography is used to take 3D images. Comparing these images allows our team to determine the latest organ position and to adjust the radiation field during treatment.
Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy
Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is a high-precision radiation targeting system that enables our team to deliver radiation to a tumor in three dimensions with a single powerful beam composed of hundreds of smaller beams. The smaller beams bypass healthy tissue, avoiding damage, until they meet in a single powerful beam that eradicates the tumor.
Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy
Despite their names, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) are non-surgical procedures that deliver precisely targeted radiation at much higher doses in only a single or few treatments, as compared to traditional radiation therapy. SBRT is used for body treatments and SRS is used for brain treatments. These treatments are only possible due to the development of highly advanced radiation technologies that permit maximum dose delivery within the target while minimizing dose to the surrounding healthy tissue.
Radiation therapy treatments at Inspira also include:
- Radiation Consultation Services
- External Beam Radiation Therapy (EBRT)
- High Dose Radiation (HDR)
- Radioactive Prostate Seed Implants
- Radiopharmaceutical Therapy
- Thyroid Ablation
- Palliative Radiation
- Lifetime Patient Follow-Up