Patients can receive radiation therapy on the first floor of our Cancer Center, operated by 21st Century Oncology, a leading developer and operator of radiation oncology centers.
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Radiation therapy offers the latest technology to fight cancer, including Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT).
Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) utilizes a highly precise radiation system to deliver carefully calculated beams of intense radiation directly into a cancer. Successful IMRT depends both on specialized equipment and on a highly trained team of physicians, physicists, and technologists. 21st Century Oncology has acquired this equipment and assembled such a team.
Image-guided radiation therapy, or IGRT as it is commonly known, evolved from IMRT. IMRT provides far greater beam-shaping capabilities than 3D radiation therapy, thereby permitting far more sophisticated treatment. IGRT uses the image of the target (depending upon anatomical area) to guide the delivery of radiation for each and every treatment.
The Radiation Oncology suite is lead by Chief Radiation Oncologist TJ Fitzgerald. Dr. Fitzgerald is associated with UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, and specializes in adult and pediatric radiology. He is the chair of radiation oncology at UMass Memorial Medical Center, where he is also a professor of radiation oncology.
Dr. Fitzgerald brings clinical expertise and professionalism to our cancer center and our community, offering patients peace of mind during their treatments. He is joined by Dr. Timothy D. Shafman, and Dr Robert A. Stein.
21st Century Oncology is the premier provider of cancer care services across multiple modalities, the largest radiation oncology provider and one of the largest groups of urologists in the U.S. For more than 30 years, 21st Century Oncology has been committed to providing state-of-the-art, academic quality radiation therapy and other cancer treatments in a patient-centered setting, focused on continuous innovation.
Headquartered in Fort Myers, Florida, the physician-led company operates 183 treatment centers, including 148 centers located in 17 U.S. states. It also operates 36 centers located in six countries in Latin America.
For more information about radiation oncology services in Southbridge, visit 21st Century’s dedicated website here.