Saint Louis University Hospital’s Radiation Medicine Services provides individualized care to each and every patient and is known for “going above and beyond” to provide a compassionate environment. Our goal is for all patients and caregivers to leave the department feeling satisfied.
Patient education is another very important aspect of our Radiation Medicine Services. Our staff continually educates patients on the specific disease process and the specific steps that they will undergo for treatments, and how SLU Cancer Center technologies and physicians will play an important role in their overall oncology care.
The following are some of the resources provided by the hospital’s Radiation Medicine Services:
The CyberKnife Stereotactic Radiosurgery System, offered by Saint Louis University Hospital and the physicians of Saint Louis University, is a noninvasive outpatient treatment without the risks and complications associated with traditional open surgery. The CyberKnife System uses enhanced radiation technology to precisely ‘paint’ tumors with beams of radiation, while sparing the surrounding healthy tissue.
Now there is a treatment option for tumors and lesions nearly anywhere in the body, including in the brain, lung, neck and spine that may have been previously considered inoperable or inaccessible by radiation therapy. The CyberKnife also allows for treatment of the liver, pancreas and early stage prostate cancer.
Potential benefits of CyberKnife treatment include:
Conditions treated with the CyberKnife include:
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