Image-Guided Radiation Therapy
Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) is a type of imaging technique in which frequent imaging (usually daily) is done to improve the precision of the radiation beam throughout a patient's radiation treatment.
Images are obtained in the patient's radiation treatment position on the treatment table. A radiation oncologist can adjust the patient's treatment plan or body positioning as necessary to ensure precise radiation delivery.
This pinpoint accuracy makes it possible to treat tumors near critical organs (such as the spine or blood vessels).
Why Choose John Theurer Cancer Center for Radiation Therapy
We have a history of leading radiation therapy in New Jersey. The Department of Radiation Oncology at John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center was the first center in the state to offer stereotactic radiosurgery (a non-surgical option) for the treatment of brain tumors.
We were also the first medical center in New Jersey to offer TrueBeam® image-guided radiation therapy, a radically different approach to treating even the most challenging cancers with unprecedented speed and accuracy. This technology is now offered throughout the network.
John Theurer Cancer Center has affiliate locations across the state, providing you with access to advanced radiation therapy options conveniently located close to home.
The cancer surgeons at John Theurer Cancer Center perform more minimally invasive cancer surgeries than any other center in New Jersey.
We have numerous radiation oncologists available throughout New Jersey.