UK Brain and Body Radiosurgery Program
The revolution in computers and new imaging techniques have enabled us to closely target cancers and deliver potentially curative doses of radiation in just a few sessions.
UK Radiation Medicine has developed the UK Brain & Body Radiosurgery program to treat cancers which are localized or limited to one area of the brain or body. This program provides the most advanced, up-to-date cancer treatment available in the United States.
Monday - Friday
8 a.m - 5 p.m.
Markey Cancer Center
(Roach Building basement)
800 Rose Street
Lexington, KY 40536-0084
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Dr. Marcus Randall, chair of radiation medicine, discusses how the UK Brain & Body Radiosurgery program benefits patients.
What is the UK Brain & Body Radiosurgery program?
The two main components of this program are:
The TomoTherapy ® Hi-Art® treatment system - TomoTherapy is one of the most advanced and versatile radiation therapy systems commercially available. Conventional radiation therapy machines deliver a wide beam of radiation from only a few angles, often damaging healthy tissue in the process.
The Hi-Art treatment system uses its unique CT scanner design to deliver radiation continuously from all angles around the patient. More angles and more precise modulation result in dose distributions that conform to tumors like never before, minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissue.
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Gamma Knife® radiosurgery - The UK Brain & Body Radiosurgery program utilizes Kentucky's only Gamma Knife® Perfexion™. The Gamma Knife uses advanced three-dimensional planning based on high-resolution CT or MRI scans to focus 192 beams of cobalt-60 radiation (X-rays) onto a tumor or lesion, usually in the brain.
Gamma Knife radiosurgery is an important option for patients who have abnormal blood vessels in the brain (arteriovenous malformations), cancer that has spread (metastasized) to the brain, or brain, head or neck tumors. This treatment method is accurate to one millimeter or less, does not require surgery and is often performed on an outpatient basis.
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Other specialized treatment options
UK HealthCare Radiation Medicine is a nationally recognized leader in the field of radiation oncology. Our faculty participates in and plays a leadership role in national clinical trials for cancer therapies. The department provides the most advanced radiation therapies available that help treat cancer and maintain our patients' quality of life.
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