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Ellis Fischel Cancer Center and MD Anderson

Radiation Oncology

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 members are dedicated to providing the best care, emphasizing 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
  • Stereotactic radiotherapy (SRS or Stereotactic Radiosurgery and SBRT or Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy)
  • Image guided radiotherapy (IGRT)

Our team includes:

Radiation Oncologists

Radiation oncologists are 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.

Radiation Oncology Nurses

These nurses work with radiation oncologists and radiation therapists to care for you and your family during consultation, treatment and follow-up care.  They have specialized training and experience to help manage your care while undergoing treatment.

Radiation Therapists

These therapists work with your radiation oncologist to administer your prescribed radiation treatment under the doctor’s supervision. They are trained and certified to operate the equipment (linear accelerators) that deliver the radiation treatment.

Medical Dosimetrists

Medical dosimetrists calculate the dose of radiation, striving to destroy tumors while sparing normal tissue. Dosimetrists work with the radiation oncologist and medical physicist to create the treatment plan that is right for each patient.

Medical Physicists

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

Radiation Oncology Appointment

To schedule an appointment or speak with someone in our Radiation Oncology clinic, please call 573-882-8643.