Radiation Oncology - Main Campus
111 Colchester Avenue
Main Campus, Garden Pavilion, Level 2
Burlington, VT 05401-1473
The Radiation Oncology Department at the University of Vermont Cancer Center uses image guided radiation therapy (IGRT) to precisely aim radiation at cancerous tumors identified by ultrasound images taken at the start of treatment.
Image Guided Radiation Therapy at the UVM Cancer Center
Our Garden Pavilion houses all radiation oncology services in one convenient location. Here, our specialists provide a comprehensive approach to cancer treatment. When you choose to undergo IGRT at the UVM Cancer Center, you benefit from:
- Precise results: Image guided radiation therapy allows us to pinpoint your tumor's exact location and deliver targeted doses of radiation. This leads to better results for our patients.
- Teamwork: Our radiation oncology team works seamlessly with your physician, surgeon, hematologist and other medical professionals to provide a comprehensive approach to your individual cancer care.
- Experience and expertise: Our team of radiation oncologists has advanced training in their specialized fields. Each year, we treat more than 800 people who have cancer.
- Cancer support: At the UVM Cancer Center, our goal is to enhance your quality of life both during and after cancer treatment. Our Cancer Patient Support Program provides emotional and educational support to you and your family. Our free Steps to Wellness program helps you regain muscle strength and increase stamina so you can more quickly return to enjoying everyday activities following cancer treatments.
- Therapeutic touches: We designed the Garden Pavilion to provide both comfort and privacy based on input from patients and families. Each treatment area has two exam rooms and two private changing rooms complete with personal restrooms and lockers. Rooftop flower and vegetable gardens offer a tranquil retreat for you and your family. Natural light from skylights and windows brighten and warm the facility.
- Convenience: Our location adjacent to the University of Vermont Cancer Center and the parking garage provides easy access between the areas.
What is Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)?
Cancerous tumors sometimes shift location as a result of treatment or due to the movement of organs within the body. Image guided radiation therapy allows your physician to take ultrasound images of the cancerous area at the start of radiation treatment to pinpoint the tumor's exact location and determine changes in tumor size. Your physician uses this information to make minor aiming adjustments before administering radiation.
Benefits of IGRT
Image guided radiation therapy allows us to pinpoint a tumor's exact location and size. Other benefits include:
- More precise delivery of highly-concentrated radiation to targeted cancerous area
- Limited radiation exposure to surrounding healthy tissues and organs
- Fewer side effects than standard radiation therapy
- Real-time tracking of tumor size and location
Am I a Candidate for Image Guided Radiation Therapy?
Your physician may recommend image guided radiation therapy if you have: