Department of Radiation Medicine
The Department of Radiation Medicine plays an integral role in the treatment of patients diagnosed with primary and secondary cancers by using innovative radiation procedures that precisely target the malignancy and reduce the amount of radiation to non-cancerous tissue. Advances in the diagnosis and treatment of a multitude of cancers are made daily. The department provides comprehensive care using the latest technology. A team approach lets the patient and their families remain focused on their well being, knowing that all the resources of Northwell Health are behind them to assure that the most effective treatments are offered and utilized.
Radiation Oncologists play the leadership role as part of the multidisciplinary Department of Radiation Medicine team. They prescribe an appropriate plan of radiation therapy that is customized to each individual patient. Our physicians stay at the fore front of continually evolving technology available in the field of radiation therapy. As they closely follow each patient's care throughout their radiation treatments and beyond, our physicians provide medical care and support to their patients during every stage of their therapy experience. The nurses in the department are registered professional nurses with specialized training in oncology. The following services are provided: Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), Organ Tracking (Calypso and AlignRT), Image Based Treatment Planning, Permanent Prostate Seed Implants, High Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy. Low Dose Rate Brachytherapy, MicroSphere Interventional Radiation Therapy, Accelerated Partial Breast Radiation (Mammosite), Pediatric Radiation Therapy, Novalis Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Total Body Irradiation, and Novalis Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy.
The department is committed to the improvement of care through research and clinical trials. Clinical trials may answer important scientific questions and suggest future research directions.