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Radiation Therapy

Today's radiotherapy is quicker and more precise than ever before. Our Radiation Oncology team uses the most advanced treatment planning systems. State-of-the-art technology is used to deliver extremely accurate radiation cancer treatments. Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and 3-D Radiation Therapy (3DRT) is provided to patients at our Niles location.

Most importantly, ICS provides world-class cancer care because our team is staffed by highly-skilled and caring professionals who understand the special needs of cancer patients and their families. Our Radiation Oncologist, Dr. Joel Schwartz, is board-certified and has over 10 years of training and experience caring for cancer patients. He is supported by friendly and knowledgeable nurses, radiation therapists, dosimetrists, physicists, pharmacists, and other specialists who work together to provide comprehensive and compassionate cancer care to patients in the greater Chicago area.

IMRT

Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) is an advanced, external form of radiotherapy treatment that allows radiation oncologists to precisely target tumor cells. It uses Computed Tomography (CT) imaging to build a three-dimensional diagnostic model tailored to each patient's unique body shape.  From this model, an individualized IMRT cancer treatment plan is then produced. By varying the intensity of a complex array of beams delivered from outside of the body, the radiation oncologist is able to focus the treatment at the tumor and minimize the amount of radiation distributed to the surrounding healthy tissues.