Treating Your Cancer : Types of Radiation Therapy

External Beam Radiation Setup

External Beam Therapy

External Beam radiation therapy is the most common form of radiation therapy. It involves having a machine pointed at the treatment site while the patient sits.

HDR Brachytherapy

HDR Brachytherapy

Brachytherapy

Brachytherapy is used when it is determiend that the cancer will be best treated with a high dose of radition delivered interanally to a very small area.

Liver Embolization

Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT) is a targeted treatment for liver tumors that delivers millions of tiny radioactive beads called SIR-Spheres microspheres directlyto the liver tumor.
The development of SIR-Spheres microspehres started in Australia in the 1980s, with regulatory approval being granted in the United States in 2002. Thousands of patients hav enow been treated both in research studies and routine clinical practice at centers of excellence around the world.