There are many types of radiation therapy, and our team at Austin Cancer Center will customize your treatment plan to include the safest, most effective treatments that are tailored to treating your disease. With advanced imaging, and state of the art tools, we can achieve optimal results. Please review the information below, provided by The National Cancer Institute.
There are two main types of radiation treatment, External and Internal Beam Radiation. External Beam Radiation comes from a machine that is aimed at the tumor site and uses photons, electrons or protons to penetrate through to deep tissues. Internal Beam Radiation utilizes liquid or solid materials which are injected or placed into your body or tissues to directly treat the tumor internally.
In order to create a treatment plan that is customized to target a tumor, additional imaging is used to measure the size, location and surrounding tissues.
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