Technology

  • Align RT

    Enhanced Patient Positioning for More Accurate Treatment

    AlignRT provides 3D imaging of the body's surface to ensure exact placement of the patient for each treatment visit.

  • Calypso

    The Calypso 4D Localization System, referred to as GPS for the Body, is a breakthrough technology providing doctors a way to precisely set up prostate radiation therapy and then monitor the prostate's position during treatment.
  • External Thermal Therapy (Hyperthermia)

    Delivering Heat to Tumors to Enhance Treatment Effectiveness

    Also known as hyperthermia, this method delivers heat to tumors, sensitizing cells to other forms of standard therapy, including radiation and chemotherapy. External thermal therapy is an option for patients with breast cancer that has spread to the chest wall, as well as some melanomas.

  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)

    Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy

    IMRT uses varying beam intensities to send radiation to the tumor site from the most favorable paths. Our radiation oncology experts have helped perfect IMRT by developing Direct Aperture Optimization, an enhanced radiation delivery technique that dramatically cuts treatment time.
  • RapidArc

    High Dose Radiation Delivered Up to Eight Times Faster

    RapidArc, a new approach to delivering high dose radiation to tumors two to eight times faster than conventional methods, is a major medical advance for treating certain types of cancer with image-guided, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IG-IMRT).
  • Trilogy

    The Trilogy System linear accelerator is the latest technology available in radiation treatment for cancer.
  • Tumor Treating Fields (TTF)

    TTF is a treatment for patients with recurrent glioblastoma, a deadly type of brain tumor that is resistant to chemotherapy and radiation. TTF is delivered to the patient via a device that fits over the scalp like a bathing cap. It works by emitting alternating electrical fields to the tumor that disrupt the division of cancer cells and stop tumor growth.
  • TrueBeam

    Image-guided Radiotherapy System

    TrueBeam is a new image-guided radiotherapy system and all-digital technology that can deliver radiation treatments to cancer patients with sub-millimeter accuracy and in some cases up to 50 percent faster than earlier systems.
  • New Telemedicine Program Brings Top-Notch Cancer Care to More Marylanders

    With the help of a new University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center (UMGCC) telemedicine program, patients receiving cancer treatment at affiliated community hospitals now have access to the same clinical trials and novel treatments that are currently available at major academic cancer centers, such as UMGCC.
  • Proton Therapy

    The University of Maryland School of Medicine and its development partner, Maryland Proton Treatment Holdings (MPTH), recently opened the Maryland Proton Treatment Center at the BioPark on the campus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The center is one of only about 20 proton treatment centers in the United States, and the only one in the Baltimore-Washington region. Proton beam radiation therapy uses streams of protons (tiny particles with a positive charge) to kill tumor cells. Proton beam radiation is different from X-ray radiation, and can reduce the amount of radiation damage to healthy tissue near a tumor. It is used to treat cancers of the head and neck and organs such as the brain, eye, lung, spine, and prostate. Proton therapy is also an important treatment option for pediatric patients.

  • Gamma Knife

    Non-invasive Surgery for Brain Tumors

    Gamma Knife radiosurgery is recognized world-wide as the preferred treatment for metastatic brain tumors and has proven effective for certain primary brain tumors and arteriovenous malformations.
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