Radiation Medicine Treatments

Targeted Radiation Medicine Treatments

At MedStar Georgetown University Hospital our Radiation Medicine physicians specialize in treating specific types of cancer, with years of experience staying at the forefront of cutting-edge treatments for unique conditions. Our physicians have pioneered some of today’s most effective treatments in the Washington, DC area, such as CyberKnife and now the Proton Beam Therapy. Available treatments include:

  • Brachytherapy and Interstitial treats cancer by the insertion of radioactive implants directly into the tissue, for prostate cancer and other conditions
  • CyberKnife Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)  – non-invasive treatment using a robotic arm to deliver beams of high-dose radiation with extreme accuracy to inoperable tumors. An accurate, effective treatment for tumors anywhere in the body—even in places previously considered unreachable.
  • Image-guided Radiation Therapy uses imaging during radiation therapy to improve precision and accuracy of treatment delivery for tumors in areas that move, such as the lungs
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) uses linear accelerators to safely and painlessly deliver precise radiation doses
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) non-invasive treatment that delivers precisely targeted radiation in fewer high doses compared to traditional therapy for such conditions as functional abnormalities and small tumors in the body
  • Proton Beam Therapy Uses energy from protons instead of photons, allowing high dose radiation with no exit dose, resulting in fewer side effects than traditional radiation.

Clinical Programs and Services

  • Brain Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
    • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
    • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pediatrics
    • Leukemia
    • Lymphoma
    • Retinoblastoma
    •  Sarcomas
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Spine Cancer

 

Make an Appointment

For more information or to schedule an appointment with a radiation oncologist, call our scheduling line: 

855-213-6174


Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Radiation Medicine is an integral part of the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of the only National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated comprehensive cancer centers in the Washington, D.C., area. Learn More.


Radiation Oncologists