The Department of Radiation Oncology at the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara is recognized as among the most sophisticated on the West Coast. Our highly skilled medical professionals and innovative technology attracts patients from the entire Central Coast area. To provide patients with the individualized attention they need, our staff is experienced in the most advanced approaches to treatment. In addition, we offer technologically superior facilities to provide the best care possible. To effectively treat many different types of cancer, the Cancer Center's Radiation Oncology Department offers a wide range of capabilities including standard external beam radiation therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, and high dose rate brachytherapy. The medical specialty of radiation therapy has always depended on technology to treat cancer patients. Therefore, the Cancer Center will continue to carefully evaluate new technology and upgrade or add equipment which holds significant promise.