Radiation oncologists provide care for patiens with muscluloskeletal sarcomas or metastatic bone disease in the Radiation Oncology Division at the ATTIKON University General Hospital (Division Chair: Asc. Professor V. Kouloulias
Radiation oncologists work closely with medical oncologists, surgeons and other physicians to coordinate optimal care for each cancer patient. Patients experience an extensive treatment-planning process in which the radiotherapy is tailored to meet the patients unique needs. Two- and three-dimensional treatment planning systems help dosimetrists and physicists to develop localized treatment that avoid normal tissue. Simulators also help radiation oncologists to test the plans before treatment begins.
Services provided through the radiation oncology at ATTIKON University General Hospital include consultations, follow-up treatment for muscloskeletal sarcomas and metastatic bone disease.
Special radiation oncology services include:
*Off Campus Collaboration
- Brachytherapy (radioactive seed implants) and intravascular brachytherapy
- Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)*
- Intraoperative radiation therapy (with HDR and linear accelerators)
- Multidisciplinary treatment combining radiation with surgery and chemotherapy
- Radiofrequency ablation of tumors
- Radiolabeled antibody treatment
- Small field conformal radiation therapy
- Sterotactic radiosurgery (Cyber-knife Radiosurgery)*
- Three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy
- Whole-body radiation therapy in conjunction with the bone marrow transplant program