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State-of-the-Art Treatment for Prostate Cancer

Nov 15, 2021, 16:47 PM by GoodHealth Magazine

Radiation Oncologist Justin Voog, MD, PhD and Ridley-Tree Cancer Center’s highly-trained radiation oncology team offer

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an advanced treatment for prostate cancer called stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT.) This innovative technique uses Ridley-Tree’s state-of-the-art linear accelerators to safely and precisely deliver curative doses of radiation to the tumor target, while minimizing impact on surrounding tissues. The 20-minute procedure requires five sessions instead of eight weeks of conventional radiation therapy, resulting in faster recovery times. The team incorporates a CT/MRI fusion simulation scan and real-time image-guided radiotherapy, to achieve a high level of precision throughout a patient’s treatment course. All SBRT patients receive Space OAR injectable hydrogel prior to treatment to potentially limit side effects that can result from the radiation.

To learn more about SBRT and all of the advanced radiation oncology treatment options at Ridley-Tree, visit our website at

SBRT may not be covered by all health insurance plans. Patients should check with their health insurance provider to determine coverage.

Photo caption: (Left to right) Medical Dosimetrist Timothy Johnson, Registered Nurse Susanne Roberts, Radiation Oncologist Dr. Justin Voog, Medical Physicist Meg Barker, Director of Radiation Oncology Clarence Thompson