Advanced Radiation Oncology Center at the LCRP

The Radiation Oncology Center at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion provides a combination of state-of-the-art equipment with highly skilled medical professionals to design a specific treatment program to meet each patient's needs. 

Because our physicians, physicists and therapists are specially trained in the most up-to-date techniques in radiation oncology, our team can minimize and prevent damage to healthy glands, organs and tissues. Our patients have access to intense treatment planning with the most sophisticated, accurate radiation therapy devices.

Two Locations for Treatment

The Radiation Oncology Center at the LCRP
225 Candler Drive
Savannah, Ga. 31405

912-352-1700
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Hilton Head/Bluffton Radiation Oncology Center
25 Hospital Center Boulevard, Suite 101
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
843-689-6490
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Superior Diagnostic and Treatment Equipment

Led by Medical Director Dr. John Pablo as well as Dr. Joshua McKenzie and Dr. John Mikell ,  The Radiation Oncology Center houses some of the world’s most advanced radiation technologies within the LCRP, including:

  • Four-dimensional (3-D + time) CT scanner- used in radiation treatment planning and two four-dimensional radiation treatment systems.
  • The CyberKnife– The most advanced radiation technology available in the world. The machine’s robotic movements allow tumors to be precisely targeted with more powerful radiation to treat previously inoperable tumors.
  • The TrueBeamAn advancement on traditional radiation, this system is more accurate and creates shorter treatment schedules.
  • Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT): IGRT helps to verify the accuracy of radiation treatment with the use of daily imaging before treatment begins. Complemented by sophisticated treatment planning software and pre-treatment imaging studies, this technology is particularly accurate in delivering localized radiation because it allows for breathing and daily internal organ changes.
  • Volumetric Arc Therapy (VMAT): VMAT or RapidArc Radiotherapy Technology is an advanced form of IMRT that delivers a precisely-sculpted 3D dose distribution with a 360-degree rotation of the gantry in a single or multi-arc treatment. Unlike conventional IMRT treatments, during which the machine must rotate several times aroudn the patient or make repeated stops and starts to treat the tumor from a number of different angles. VMAT/RapidArc can deliver the dose to the entire tumor in a 360-degree rotation, typically in less than two minutes. 
  • Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT): IMRT is an advanced mode of high-precision radiotherapy that uses computer-controlled linear accelerators to deliver precise radiation doses to a malignant tumor or specific areas within the tumor. IMRT allows for the radiation dose to conform more precisely to the three-dimensional shape of the tumor by modulating - or controlling - the intensity of the radiation beam in multiple small volumes. IMRT also allows higher radiation doses to be focused to regions within the tumor while minimizing the dose to surrounding normal critical structures. 
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT): SBRT is a technique that delivers high radiation doses to a tumor target in a hypo-fractionated schedule. This means it is delivered in a few treatments but using a high dose per treatment. The schedule is usually two to five factions over a one to two week period without increased  complications when compared to conventional radiotherapy. 

Hilton Head/Bluffton Radiation Oncology Center

The Radiation Oncology Center at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion now offers this secondary location to treat patients in the Hilton Head area. For initial treatment planning, patients will visit the main (LCRP) location. Consultations, daily treatment and subsequent appointments are then offered at our Hilton Head location for our patient’s convenience. 

Located on the south end of Hilton Head Island, our radiation facility provides the latest advances in radiation therapy and compassionate care, closer to home.

The Hilton Head/Bluffton Radiation Oncology Center houses some advanced radiation technologies, including:

  • The TrueBeamAn advancement on traditional radiation, this system is more accurate and creates shorter treatment schedules.
  • Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT): IGRT helps to verify the accuracy of radiation treatment with the use of daily imaging before treatment begins. Complemented by sophisticated treatment planning software and pre-treatment imaging studies, this technology is particularly accurate in delivering localized radiation because it allows for breathing and daily internal organ changes.
  • Volumetric Arc Therapy (VMAT): VMAT or RapidArc Radiotherapy Technology is an advanced form of IMRT that delivers a precisely-sculpted 3D dose distribution with a 360-degree rotation of the gantry in a single or multi-arc treatment. Unlike conventional IMRT treatments, during which the machine must rotate several times aroudn the patient or make repeated stops and starts to treat the tumor from a number of different angles. VMAT/RapidArc can deliver the dose to the entire tumor in a 360-degree rotation, typically in less than two minutes. 
  • Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT): IMRT is an advanced mode of high-precision radiotherapy that uses computer-controlled linear accelerators to deliver precise radiation doses to a malignant tumor or specific areas within the tumor. IMRT allows for the radiation dose to conform more precisely to the three-dimensional shape of the tumor by modulating - or controlling - the intensity of the radiation beam in multiple small volumes. IMRT also allows higher radiation doses to be focused to regions within the tumor while minimizing the dose to surrounding normal critical structures. 
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT): SBRT is a technique that delivers high radiation doses to a tumor target in a hypo-fractionated schedule. This means it is delivered in a few treatments but using a high dose per treatment. The schedule is usually two to five factions over a one to two week period without increased  complications when compared to conventional radiotherapy. 

For More Information about Radiation Oncology:

To connect with one of our radiation oncology centers, please call 912-352-1700.

For information about comprehensive cancer services and physician specialists at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, please call 912-819-5704. We look forward to helping you.