Patient Care

resident talking to patient in exam room

We work closely together to provide excellent care for adult and pediatric patients with cancer.

Our physicians combine their comprehensive knowledge and skills with an interdisciplinary team approach to planning and providing care appropriate for each patient. This very precise treatment planning is designed to deliver optimum radiation to tumors and to spare surrounding tissue.

Once planning is completed, very sophisticated technology is marshalled to provide patients with appropriate and highly accurate radiation therapy. At the Department of Radiation Oncology we offer a range of technology not offered anywhere else in Minneapolis–St. Paul.

What We Offer

We pride ourselves on being among the leaders in advanced technologies for a wide variety of therapeutic radiation treatments. Patients should expect no less.

Our technologies include:

  • TrueBeam linear accelerators - For Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) treatments

  • Radixact 11 radiation therapy delivery system with ClearRT - For helical IMRT treatments

  • GammaKnife Icon - For framed and frameless stereotactic radiosurgey (SRS) treatments

  • Oncentra High Dose Rate (HDR) brachytherapy unit

We also offer:

  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) 
  • Three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy
  • Total body radiation
  • Total skin electron therapy
  • Low dose rate brachytherapy (GammaTile brain implants and occular (eye) brachytherapy  

University of Minnesota Health is the first in the country to offer GammaTile Therapy, an implantable form of radiation to target brain cancer. Watch the KARE11 story.