Advances in technology and a better understanding of radiation’s effects on the body have made radiation oncology a key component in cancer treatment.
About 50 percent of patients diagnosed with cancer receive curative, adjuvant or a palliative radiation treatment externally and/or internally.
At UC Irvine Health, our radiation oncology specialists harness this knowledge when treating patients with a confirmed or suspected malignancy. We also treat certain benign conditions that respond to radiation therapy.
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As part of the UC Irvine Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in Orange County, our radiation oncology team offers wide-ranging, state-of-the-art clinical services.
We are the first in Orange County to use the groundbreaking RapidArc™ radiotherapy system, which is more accurate and faster than other delivery systems.
Other external radiation treatment methods include:
- Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
- Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
- Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS).
We also offer internal radiation treatment, known as brachytherapy, using both high and low dose-rate radioactive sources.
Our team—which includes radiation oncologists, medical physicists, radiation therapists, medical dosimetrists and other specialists—works closely with your surgeon, oncologist and other healthcare professionals to ensure that your care is efficient, compassionate and comfortable.
Our UC Irvine Health radiation oncology team includes not only radiation oncologists, but also highly trained medical physicists, medical dosimetrists, radiation therapists and oncology nurses who help ensure that your treatments are precisely planned and delivered for maximum efficacy and in the most compassionate manner.
Our radiation oncologists include: