The Most Advanced Photon Technology
In addition to proton therapy, the UAMS Radiation Oncology Center offers the state’s only photon radiation therapy technology that adjusts for breathing, body movement and anatomy changes. This technology allows UAMS radiation oncologists to deliver the most accurate dose of photon radiation to the tumor site with the highest precision.
Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) is a specialized non-surgical technique used to deliver lethal doses of radiation to ablate tumors in the brain and spine. SRS requires a high level of precision to target tumors and spare the brain and spinal cord.
Radiotherapy with motion management can be controlled carefully and directed to moving tumor targets through the body (i.e., lung, breast, stomach, esophagus, liver, pancreas).
Ethos Adaptive Therapy
Adaptive therapy is the newest and most advanced form of photon radiation treatment today. Clinicians can now “adapt” the radiation treatment plan to the patient’s normal shifting anatomy while lying on their back, stomach or bladder.
UAMS in the first cancer center in the U.S. to have a Philips Spectral CT, also known as dual-energy CT technology which provides greater tumor visibility and tissue information than a conventional CT and reduces the number of CTs required for a patient. Dual-energy CT works in tandem with proton therapy to improve dose calculation accuracy.