- Brachytherapy (HDR & LDR)
Brachytherapy is a method of delivering radiation to a tumor
sby placing radioactive sources either directly into the tumor or very close to it.
- External Beam Radiation Therapy (EBRT)
External beam radiation therapy (EBRT) is a type of radiation therapy that directs a beam of radiation from outside the body at cancerous tissues inside the body.
- Hyperthermia (HT)
Hyperthermia is a form of therapy that uses heat to enhance effectiveness of radiation and chemotherapy and to destroy tumors.
- Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
Image guided radiation therapy (IGRT) is a method of radiation therapy that incorporates imaging techniques during each treatment session.
- Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is a radiation technique that takes advantage of recent advances in imaging and computer technology to provide highly precise radiation dose plans.
- Intra-Operative Radiation Therapy (IORT)
Intra-operative radiation therapy (IORT) is the use of radiation therapy during a surgical procedure.
- Proton Therapy for Ocular Tumors
UCSF’s Ocular Tumor Proton Therapy Program utilizes highly targeted protons to treat melanomas and other tumors that occur in the eye.
- Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)
The UCSF Radiosurgery program uses Gamma Knife and the most advanced linear accelerator technologies for treatment of various types of benign and malignant brain lesions
- Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)
SBRT (also known as SABR) uses advanced linear accelerators with specialized imaging technologies, including CyberKnife, TrueBeam, and Versa HD to treat select tumors in a short time
- Superficial Skin Treatment
Orthovoltage is a type of radiation therapy that utilizes X-rays which are strong enough to kill cancer cells but do not penetrate more than a few millimeters beyond the surface of the skin.
- Three Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy (3DCRT)
Three dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3DCRT) is a complex process that begins with the creation of individualized, 3D digital data sets of patient tumors and normal adjacent anatomy.
- Total Body Irradiation (TBI)
Total body irradiation (TBI) is a form of radiotherapy used primarily as part of the preparative regimen for haematopoietic stem cell (or bone marrow) transplantation.