Radiosurgery is a noninvasive treatment that can treat and sometimes eliminate many kinds of cancers, reducing or eliminating the need for a surgeon to operate. It uses very accurate, targeted radiation in large doses to destroy a tumor or lesion.
Radiosurgery procedures use sophisticated computer software to guide hundreds of radiation beams to the target tumor, limiting the exposure to surrounding healthy tissue. Radiosurgery involves no actual tissue cutting, and treatment is normally performed on an outpatient basis.
RapidArc Radiosurgery is so precise it allows patients to receive treatment in as little as ten minutes, compared to the several hours it used to take with older radiosurgery technologies like the cyber knife and gamma knife.
To learn more about radiation oncology at Scottsdale Healthcare, please contact our Cancer Care Coordinators by calling 480-323-1255 (toll free 1-877-273-3639) or emailing email@example.com