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Red Bank Veterinary Hospital - Tinton Falls

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Radiation Oncology

One option your pet’s oncologist may recommend is radiation therapy. Radiation therapy, which uses high-energy beams of radiation directed at tumors, is used to treat solid cancers in the body. This may include tumors of the skin, nose, brain, mouth, bones and gastrointestinal system.

Our radiation oncology team uses imaging like CT and MRI as well as advanced technology like a linear accelerator, which produces and focuses a beam of radiation precisely where the tumor is located.

Cancers We Treat (But Not Limited To):

  • Nasal lymphoma

  • Mast cell tumor

  • Transitional cell carcinoma

  • Non-splenic hemangiosarcoma

  • Anal gland carcinoma

  • Osteosarcoma

  • Soft-tissue sarcoma

  • Oral tumors

  • Malignant melanoma

  • Nasal tumors

  • Brain and spinal cord tumors

There are Two Main Intents Of Radiation Therapy:

  • Palliative consists of fewer fractions delivered in a daily or weekly fashion. Palliative radiation protocols are utilized to alleviate pain and clinical signs associated with the tumor.

  • Definitive intent radiation protocols are utilized when there is a potential for long-term control of a tumor.

Radiation Therapy Capabilities:

  • Varian Trilogy w/ high-definition multi-leaf collimator (MLC) equipped with stereotactic radiation therapy (SRT) capability. SRT involves the delivery of a precisely modulated radiation beam to treat macroscopic tumors in sensitive areas that cannot be surgically removed.

  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) is used to treat all other regions outside the brain and spinal cord and is typically performed in as few as 3-5 treatments.