Radiation Oncology Services
- Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation
- Align RT
- BrainLab Novalis Powered by TrueBeam STx Featuring RapidArc Technology
- CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery
- Gamma Knife Perfexion
- IMRT: Revolutionary Radiation Therapy
- TrueBeam Radiosurgery
- Radiation Therapy: Frequently Asked Questions
- Medical Physics
The Day of Your Treatment
Before the procedure, you’ll be asked to sign a standard consent form, which gives our team permission to treat you.
Each step in the treatment process is focused on your comfort and well-being, while achieving superior clinical outcomes and efficiency.
- Frame Attachment: A stereotactic lightweight frame is secured to the head. You are given a local anesthetic to numb the area where the
frame’s pins will be secured.
- Imaging: Scans are taken immediately before the treatment to determine the precise shape, size and location of the target. The stereotactic frame is
identifiable on MRIs and other imaging, and is used as a reference to pinpoint the area to be treated.
- Treatment Plan: Images are then used to create a tailored treatment plan to enable an optimal radiation dose. The gamma knife collimator helmet is
fitted to the frame, keeping your head stationary and precisely positioned during treatment.
- Treatment: Targets are automatically irradiated according to the treatment plan. Throughout the procedure you are monitored closely and our clinical
team makes sure you are always comfortable.
Patients typically return home following treatment and can resume normal activities. Follow-up appointments will be conducted by our clinical team in an
outpatient clinic at Rhode Island Hospital.