Located in Fort Bend County , the Sugar Land Cancer Center has earned a reputation for its commitment and excellence in radiation oncology therapy, which can effectively treat cancers at various stages of the disease. We provide the technology needed to ensure the highest level of cancer radiation therapy possible, including the ability to visualize tumor motion; and we have the most advanced equipment to deliver precise and accurate treatment to tumors while sparing nearby healthy tissue.
Our linear accelerator capabilities:
- 3D Conformal Radio Therapy (3D-CRT) delivers shaped beams to the cancer from different directions. Patients are fitted with a mold or cast to keep the body part still, so the radiation can be aimed more accurately.
- Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) generates high-energy X-rays using microwave energy to accelerate electrons, which move close to the speed of light. As the electrons reach maximum speed, they collide with a metal target to release photons. Radiation beams are conformed exactly to the 3D shape of the tumor, and the accelerator rotates around the patient to deliver the radiation treatment from almost any angle.
- Cone Beam Computer Tomography (CBCT) with On Board Imaging (OBI) uses a conventional X-ray system to generate a 3D representation of the patient's anatomy, allowing accurate visualization of skeletal anatomy and the tumor.
Radiation therapy cannot be seen or felt by patients. Sessions take 15-30 minutes, and the course of treatment is usually five days a week for four-to-eight weeks.