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Standard External Beam Radiotherapy with Photons and Electrons

Advantages of External Beam Radiation Therapy

External beam radiation therapy (EBRT) is a type of radiation therapy that directs a beam of radiation from outside the body onto cancerous tissues within the body. EBRT delivers high-energy rays to tumors, using a special X-ray machine called a linear accelerator.  This system can provide radiation from any angle and mold the radiation beams to the shape of the tumor.

Our state-of-the-art radiation technology enables our oncologists to more accurately target a tumor with higher doses of radiation, while minimizing damage to your healthy tissue and nearby organs. As a result, EBRT helps to lower the risk of side effects typically associated with radiation treatment.

  • It’s a fast, painless outpatient procedure. A typical radiation treatment lasts depending on the technique that your doctor thinks will benefit you based on various evidences.
  • It does not carry the standard risks or complications of surgery, such as surgical bleeding, post-operative pain, or the risk of stroke, heart attack or blood clot.
  • Unlike chemotherapy, which circulates through the body, ERBT is targeted to the area being treated.