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The Emory Department of Radiation Oncology is Ready to Help

Aug 1, 2008
Radiation treatment for cancer involves large equipment that at first can feel overwhelming and impersonal. At closer inspection, the cancer radiation therapy department is more than the technology. It is a team of very caring people who are interested in a patient?s welfare and determined to give patients all the support they need.

The team for cancer radiation therapy is made up of physicians, nurses, physicists, radiation therapists, administrative staff, and a social worker. Every member of the team is there to guarantee that patients obtain the best radiation treatment available and are provided with the most personal service.

The ancillary staff in the section include the Medical Physicists, Radiation Therapists and Radiation Oncology Nurses which all maintain credentials through their individual certifying agencies.

Highlights include: * State-of-the-Art Technology and Services

* Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy

* Trilogy

* First integrated CT Scanner/3D Treatment Planning System in the state of Georgia was introduced at Emory.

* Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Hyperthermia for Brain Tumors

* Radioactive seed implants for Prostate Cancer.

* High Dose Rate Afterloading treatments for lung, gynecologic and other cancers.

Patients become part of the team while they are undergoing cancer radiation therapy. When they have questions or concerns, the medical team wants to know about them. The Cancer Radiation Therapy team will be available to them throughout their radiation treatment, and welcome their active participation in the process.

Visit the Emory Radiation Oncology website to learn more about the radiation treatment department. The team hopes that the presented information about the department is useful and presents radiation therapy in a very understandable way. If interested, feel comfortable in contacting the department for more information on anything that is puzzling or concerning.
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