Image-Guided SRT (Superficial Radiation Therapy) is a surgery-free treatment that is safe and has a 99%+ cure rate in basal and squamous cell skin cancers – and there is no cutting. It’s ultra-sound imaging technology also allows you to see the cancer on the screen and review the progress made throughout the course of each treatment until there are no visible signs of your skin cancer in the area being treated.
Treatments are performed in our offices by our radiation therapist, under the supervision of dermatologists, addressing any questions or concerns you may have, and reviewing your treatment progress with you at each treatment session over the course of a few weeks. And please remember, when it comes to skin cancer and treating keloid scaring we want you to know your options.
At each treatment session, you will sit in a chair and ultrasound gel will be applied to the site of your skin cancer. Then, using an imaging wand, we will look at a detailed image of your cancer on screen. We will use that image to measure the size and shape of the tumor, calculate the precise dose of treatment, and define the treatment area.
Once the imaging is complete, the arm of the device will be placed over the treatment site and the exact dose of X-ray energy will be used to treat the cancer site without harming the healthy tissue around it.
Each treatment session takes about 15 minutes from the time you walk in the door to when you leave the office. You will come back several times a week for short treatment sessions over a 4- to 7- week period.
Note: Image-Guided SRT treatments are covered by most insurance providers.