Radiation Oncology - Main Campus
111 Colchester Avenue
Main Campus, Garden Pavilion, Level 2
Burlington, VT 05401-1473
Perhaps your doctor told you that you will undergo radiation therapy as part of your cancer treatment. The Radiation Oncology Department at the University of Vermont Medical Center is committed to providing you or your loved one with a comprehensive approach to the evaluation and treatment of cancer.
Radiation Therapy: How We Compare
We have a longstanding history of providing outstanding clinical care in partnership with the University of Vermont Cancer Center. We are dedicated to providing seamless care, working closely with physicians within both the medical center and the surrounding communities.
The Radiation Oncology Department at UVM Medical Center was awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The Radiation Oncology Practice Accreditation Program (ROPA) provides radiation oncologists with third-party, impartial peer review and evaluation of patient care. The program assesses the facility's personnel, equipment, treatment planning and treatment records as well as patient-safety policies and quality control/quality assessment activities.
Radiation Oncology: Our Technology
Our radiation oncologists use the latest radiation therapy technology. We are able to deliver high doses of radiation therapy to tumors while leaving surrounding, healthy structures untouched and minimizing side effects.
We provide patients with access to a wide range of technologies, including:
- 3-D conformal radiation therapy
- Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
- Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
- Three linear accelerators
- A large bore computed tomography (CT) simulator
Take a Tour of Our Facility
The Radiation Oncology facility at the UVM Cancer Center offers leading-edge technology for faster, more comfortable cancer treatment for our patients.
- Designed with You in Mind - The University of Vermont Medical Center's Radiation Oncology helps to maintain patient privacy, is situated immediately adjacent to the parking garage to ensure convenient access and provides a healing environment. Located at the Main Campus on Level 2 the facility provides connectivity between the radiation oncology and hematology/oncology areas for patients and providers.
- Increased Privacy - Each treatment area includes two exam rooms and two changing rooms - with bathrooms, doors
andlockers. Patients have access to private changing rooms with adjoining private toilet facilities. The changing rooms are directlyacross from the treatment rooms, enabling patients to access treatment without having to pass through public areas of the department.
- Enhanced Aesthetics - The space, while essentially underground, was designed to maximize the use of natural daylight through the strategic placement of windows and skylights. Building materials within the facility were chosen to promote a welcoming and soothing environment.
- Leading-Edge Technology - The UVM Medical Center's Radiation Oncology facility offers leading-edge technology that features the latest approaches to tumor localization and treatment. This new technology includes on-board electronic imaging which provides the ability to take X-rays of the planned treatment area immediately before the radiation beams are turned on, an approach that will allow for faster, more comfortable treatment for our patients. This complements our current ultrasound-based image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) program, bringing the advantages of IGRT to more of our patients.
- Green Building
- A "green" roof with accessible public space, a vegetable garden, and plantings to reduce heat build-up and stormwater run-off.
- Natural lighting to reduce energy use and provide a sense of connection to the outdoors.
- Efficient lighting and innovative heating and cooling systems designed to reduce energy consumption by 20%.
- Water efficient plumbing fixtures to reduce usage by 20%.
- Use of recycled, low chemical-emitting, and locally sourced construction materials, to improve indoor air quality.
Radiation Therapy for Cancer: Services We Provide
Radiation treatments we provide include:
High-dose rate(HDR) brachytherapy
- Prostate seed implant (PSI)
- Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), also called stereotactic radiotherapy
Low-dose ratebrachytherapy (LDR)
- Total body irradiation (TBI)
If you would like to request a consultation, call 802-847-3506.
We are committed to helping your patients through their cancer care. Learn more about referral information. To reach our providers directly, call Provider Access Service, 800-639-2480.
Radiation Oncology at The University of Vermont Medical Center is staffed by highly-skilled specialists who also teach and conduct research. Because we are a university hospital, we offer a setting that combines education, training and the latest advancements in technology. This allows our physicians to educate others and conduct vital research, which fuels better care for our patients.
Learn more about our clinical research and academic missions below.
How to refer a patient to Radiation Oncology at The UVM Medical Center:
- Call (toll free): 888-362-3242
- Fax Referral Line: 802-847-2001
- Email: ReferralCenteruvmhealth [dot] org. Note: please send encrypted files.
For information on the Office of Provider Relations, Provider Access Services and Patient Placement Services, visit Patient Referral Resources.
Fellowship and Residency Programs - The UVM Medical Center offers post-medical degree training programs in over 17 service lines. Learn about our Hematology/Medical Oncology Fellowship.
Continuing Medical Education (CME) – Our CME program offers a series of medical courses for health care professionals to learn about new and developing areas of their fields. Visit CME.
Grand Rounds - Grand Rounds present current medical topics and developments. They are sponsored by individual departments on a regular basis.
The Division of Hematology/Oncology at the UVM Medical Center encompasses a broad spectrum of research trials that offer our patients access to cutting-edge treatments. Our research includes translational research, epidemiology, clinical research and public health research.
For research information, visit the Department of Medicine Division of Hematology/Oncology or go to the Office of Clinical Trials Research to receive up-to-date information on the latest clinical trials.