Ellis Fischel Cancer Center
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Radiation Oncology

Radiation oncology clinic: (573) 882-8643

Ellis Fischel Cancer Center offers comprehensive, state of the art radiation therapy for all types and stages of cancer. We have specially trained board-certified radiation oncologists who use the latest technology to provide standard and emerging treatments in radiation oncology. Our physicians and staff are dedicated to providing the best care that includes an emphasis on quality of life and education. The interdisciplinary team can include physicians, nurses, social workers and nutritionists to support you during your care.

Services provided include

  • 3-D conformal radiation (3DCRT)
  • Intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT)
  • Low-dose brachytherapy
  • High-dose rate brachytherapy
  • Stereotactic radiotherapy (SRS or Stereotactic Radiosurgery)
  • Image guided radiotherapy (IGRT)

Radiation oncologists
Physicians who specialize in using radiation to treat cancer. These physicians work with the other members of the radiation therapy team to develop your treatment plan and ensure that each treatment is given accurately.

Greg Biedermann, MD, Radiation Oncologist
Steven Westgate, MD, Radiation Oncologist

Radiation oncology nurses
These nurses work collaboratively with radiation oncologists and radiation therapist to care for you and your family at the time of consultation, during treatment and follow-up care.

Radiation therapists
These therapists work with the radiation oncologists to administer the daily radiation treatment under the doctor's prescription and supervision.

Medical dosimetrists
These technicians calculate the dose of radiation to make sure the tumor gets enough radiation. They use computers to develop a number of plans that can best destroy the tumor while sparing normal tissue. Dosimetrists work with the radiation oncologist and medical physicist to choose the treatment plan that is right for the patient.

Medical physicists
The physicists work directly with the radiation oncologist during treatment planning and delivery. They oversee the work of the dosimetrist and help ensure that complex treatments are properly tailored for each patient. Medical physicists are also responsible for developing and directing quality control programs for medical equipment and procedures.

In addition to highly specialized diagnosis and treatment options, physicians at Ellis Fischel conduct a variety of clinical trials.


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