Types of Treatment


  • Brachytherapy (HDR & LDR)
    Brachytherapy is a method of delivering radiation to a tumors by 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.
  • SDX Breath Monitoring System
    This system reduces the movement of tumors, allowing them to be treated in the most accurate way while patients voluntarily hold their breath.
  • 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.