Radiation therapy destroys cancer cells with high-power energy beams like X-rays or protons. At CenterPoint Radiation Oncology, Dr. Morrell uses the most advanced imaging technologies, such as MRI and PET scans, to guide the radiation therapy planning process. She may also use genomic tests to analyze the cancer cells and determine the type of mutation.
Then, Dr. Morrell creates a personalized radiation therapy plan that treats prostate cancer while minimizing side effects. She uses the highest quality equipment, including the TrueBeam® radiotherapy system to target the cancer with pinpoint accuracy. Dr. Morrell may also recommend SpaceOAR™ Hydrogel to reduce urinary, sexual, and bowel side effects.
Common approaches to radiation therapy for prostate cancer include image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT).
For state-of-the-art treatment of prostate cancer, please call CenterPoint Radiation Oncology, or book an appointment online today.