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Radiation Oncology

Linear AcceleratorRadiation Oncologists treat cancer by delivering high-energy radiation precisely to shrink tumors or kill cancer cells. Our radiation oncologists are skilled in the most current techniques/technologies to deliver the appropriate doses of radiation to a specifically pinpointed area, while minimizing the exposure to surrounding, healthy cells.

Our sophisticated, precision equipment includes:

  • Three state-of- the-art linear accelerators linked to a record and verify computerized system that ensures the accurate and safe delivery of radiation treatments.
  • New stereotactic technology provides precise, high-dose treatments (in as few as one to five sessions) in a shorter period of time for select patients with lung, brain, spine and prostate cancers.
  • CT simulation technology and treatment planning to precisely map out the tumor target and generate the most sophisticated plan to treat the tumor and limit the dose to surrounding structures.

ACR-ASTRO SealThe American College of Radiology (ACR) and The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) awarded us the ACR-ASTRO seal of accreditation for the highest level of quality and patient safety for radiation therapy.


Receiving Radiation Treatment

Linear Accelerator

Leading-edge radiation therapy provided at the Asplundh Cancer Pavilion includes:

Honored for Cancer Expertise

The American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer awarded Abington's program the  Outstanding Achievement Award in 2012 and 2015, one of only eight programs nationwide to earn this award two survey cycles in a row.

CoC Outstanding Achievement Award 2012

CoC Outstanding Achievement Award 2015

Call for a Cancer Physician or Navigator

215-481-4000

Fertility Preservation

Before starting any cancer treatment, talk with your oncologist about whether the therapy could affect your fertility. Our reproductive endocrinologists can help.