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Meredith & Jeannie Ray Cancer Center
Radiation Oncology ProvidersDr. Robert Tobin
Dr. Christine Lauro
Toll Free: 800-854-1115 ext. 4470
Address:255 North 30th Street
Laramie, Wyoming 82072
Radiation Oncology InformationSpecialized IMRT
Technological advancement in radiation oncology has grown exponentially over the last decade and is one of the most promising areas of cancer treatment. Radiation oncology is now used in the treatment of over half of all cancer patients.
We are proud to offer our patients some of the most sophisticated radiation oncology treatments in the world. Our center is founded on the state-of-the-art Clinac Dual-Energy Linear Accelerator, a premier product on the market that delivers the powerful beam of radiation to treat cancers deep within the body. The multileaf collimator sculpts the high energy beam to fit the dimensions of the tumor being treated. It actually helps spare healthy, surrounding cells from exposure to radiation while enabling the radiation beam to be more powerful.
We offer Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT). IMRT enables clinicians to target denser portions of a tumor with higher doses of radiation and target less dense areas of the tumor with lower doses. Ask your physician if IMRT can benefit you.
Through highly advanced technology, radiation therapy is now faster, safer, and more effective due to computer technology and digital imaging. We are now able to deliver larger doses of radiation which can actually kill cancerous cells and tumors, giving patients hope for a cancer-free future.
Treatment HighlightsIntensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
This form of treatment utilizes the 120 multi-leaf collimators to intensify the beam to the target while minimizing the effects to the surrounding area. This precise delivery of radiation allows the radiation oncologist to sculpt the patient's treatment with accuracy and fewer side effects.
Prostate VariSeed Brachytherapy
This cutting-edge program is designed to treat prostate cancer with permanent radioactive seeds implanted directly into the prostate. A customized three dimensional plan is created and completed in surgery as an outpatient procedure.
Image-Guided Radiation Therapy
IGRT is a process of utilizing frequent imaging throughout the course of radiation treatment to ensure the radiation is delivered in the exact dose and location called for in the radiation plan. This component applies imaging coordinates from the treatment plan to ensure the patient is properly aligned in the treatment room.
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