The Radiation Therapy Department is located in the Lillian Phillips Cancer Pavilion on the first floor of the Hayworth Cancer Center. Here, our patients receive state-of-the-art treatment by experienced, expert physicians and staff, without the hassles of academic centers or big cities.
Two linear accelerators provide external beam treatments using intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). This technology allows the radiation oncologists to vary the radiation dose within a tumor to ensure maximum coverage while sparing normal tissues from damaging rays. Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) is used to clearly image the treatment area at the same time radiation treatments are being delivered.
In some cases the best treatment choice for prostate or breast patients is brachytherapy. Our radiation oncologists have special expertise in these modalities. They may treat prostate patients with either High Dose Radiation (HDR) or prostate seed implants. Breast cancer patients who have had lumpectomies or partial mastectomies may be candidates for HDR treatments utilizing Contura, a multiple-catheter balloon device that enables precise delivery of radiation to the tumor site.
About Radiation Therapy
Radiation Therapy is the use of high energy radiation to treat cancer and some non-cancerous conditions. Radiation treatment damages or destroys malignant cells that are dividing too quickly. Our newest technology allows us to minimize the exposure to surrounding normal areas.
Accredited Radiation Therapy Facility
Hayworth Cancer Center takes quality care and patient safety very seriously. We had the first American College of Radiology-accredited radiation therapy facility in the PiedmontTriad. The ACR accreditation ensures that staff in the Radiation Oncology Department is qualified through certifications, licensure and education. The equipment and technologies used have been found to be of the highest quality, ensuring High Point Regional's facility either meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines.