History

The Department of Radiation Oncology at Emory was formed in 1991.

Overview

The Department of Radiation Oncology is part of Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. All our physicians have active appointments with Emory University School of Medicine.

We treat patients at six Atlanta facilities. We operate four of these facilities: Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Winship at Emory University Hospital Midtown, Winship at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and the Emory Proton Therapy Center-Winship Cancer Institute (coming in 2018.) In addition, our physicians practice at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence at Grady.

Innovation

Since the beginning, the Department has embraced the early adoption of the latest technologies that have included: IMRT, Truebeam with On Board Imaging and RapidArc.

The Department has a comprehensive brachytherapy program with high dose rate (HDR) and low dose rate (LDR) technologies. The HDR procedures, which use the most advanced remote after-loading system by Nucletron, are applied for cancer treatments of breast, lung, gynecologic, head and neck, bileducts and sarcoma. LDR brachytherapy includes prostate seed implant with a real-time ultrasound-guided robotic seeding system (VariSeed, Varian), Cs-137 implants for gynecologic tumors and Iodine-125 eye plaques for ocular tumors.

Image-guidance is an essential component in modern radiation therapy. The Department is equipped with a 16-slice GECT simulator, capable of 4D CT acquisition, essential for accurate indentification of tumors that move with respiratory motion. We routinely incorporate other imaging modalities such as PET-CT, 4DCT and MRI into treatment planning.

Learn More

Read about the history of Winship Cancer Institute here.