In 2019, Stereotactic Radiation Therapy arrived in Southwest Oklahoma and is available exclusively at the Cancer Centers of Southwest Oklahoma.  This form of radiation therapy allows the radiation oncologist to more precisely focus beams of radiation to destroy certain types of tumors.  It may also be referred to as Radiosurgery.

Advantages of Stereotactic Radiation Therapy (SRT) include the ability to deliver dosages of radiation in shorter time periods which can allow treatments to be completed in days rather than weeks.  SRT also provides the ability to deliver higher doses to the tumor areas while allowing delivery of much lower doses to the surrounding normal tissue.  Working in conjunction with the Image-Guided (IGRT) or Surface-Guided (SGRT) aspects of our new accelerator, we can deliver an extremely accurate and highly specialized dose.

Despite its name, Stereotactic Radiosurgery is a non-surgical procedure.  This type of treatment can be an alternative to invasive surgery, especially for patients who are unable to undergo surgery or for tumors that are hard to reach and located close to vital organs.

As with any type of advancement, SRT is not for everyone.  The Radiation Oncologist works closely with each patient to determine the best treatment option for that particular patient.

At the Cancer Centers of Southwest Oklahoma, we continue to work towards bringing treatment options to the community which would have required traveling great distances in the past.  The addition of Stereotactic Radiation Therapy is just another example of our commitment to cancer patients in this area.  By adding this service, we are increasing the technological advancements in the area and decreasing the number of patients who have to leave their local community and drive elsewhere for treatment.

Steretactic Radiation Therapy

Steretactic Radiation Therapy