About half of all cancer patients receive some form of radiation therapy. At Atlantic Health System Cancer Care, our radiation therapy and radiation oncology programs are nationally recognized for innovative services and exceptional care.
We provide our patients with the most technologically-advanced radiation treatments available, including three dimensional (3-D) conformal external beam therapy and high-performance linear accelerators with multileaf collimation, to destroy cancerous cells and shrink tumors. Some of the cancers we treat include those of the breast, prostate, lung, rectum, colon, cervix, head and neck, stomach, pancreas and uterus.
At Morristown Medical Center, we also use radiation therapy to treat patients with non-cancerous conditions, such as Dupuytren’s contracture – a hand deformity caused by a painless thickening of the skin – and heterotopic ossification – a condition where bone develops in areas of soft tissue, often as a result of orthopedic trauma.
Our special 3-D treatment planning systems and a simulator are used to plan patients’ radiation treatment regimes. In our radiation oncology program, every patient’s treatment plan is reviewed by our multidisciplinary team of board-certified radiation oncologists, medical physicists, radiation therapists, oncology nurses who specialize in the needs of radiation patients, oncology-certified nutritionists, and licensed oncology social workers. Some cancer patients may also be candidates for RealART Real-Time Treatment Planning (RTP) .
Our radiation therapy and radiation oncology treatment programs include:
IGRT combines a 16-slice computed tomography scanner with a linear accelerator (CTLINAC), allowing the tumor to be located and visualized within seconds prior to every treatment, with sharper and more precise images than other radiation treatment technologies.
Radiation oncology services may vary by location. Please confirm when booking an appointment.