At North Shore Radiation Therapy, we offer a wide range of non-invasive radiation therapy treatments. Our team has been providing care in the Suffolk County Long Island community for nearly two decades. We are committed to delivering patient and family-centered care, meaning you and your family play a key role in developing treatment plans based on your unique situation.
Our physicians and staff offer state-of-the-art care for a wide range of conditions, including:
- Arteriovenous malformations
- Brain tumors
- Breast cancer
- Gastrointestinal cancers, including anal, bile duct, colon and small intestine, esophageal, gallbladder, liver, pancreatic and rectal cancers and neuroendocrine tumors
- Gynecologic cancers, including cervical, endometrial, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar cancers
- Head and neck cancers
- Lung cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Skin cancer
- Spinal tumors
- Trigeminal neuralgia
Our practice is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR’s Radiation Oncology Accreditation Program provides radiation oncologists with third-party, impartial peer reviews and evaluations of patient care.
As part of the Northwell Health Cancer Institute, one of the largest cancer programs in the New York metropolitan area, the team works with a wide range of cancer specialists (nearly 200 members in more than 25 different specialties). Patients also have access to a robust research and clinical trials program and an array of cancer support services.
We are proud to be a part of the Northwell Health Department of Radiation Medicine. As one of the most innovative radiation medicine groups in the area, the Department of Radiation Medicine provides a wide range of services to adult and pediatric patients, uses state-of-the-art technology, and ensures quality care through evidence-based treatment and one-of-a-kind patient safety programs.
We have a long history of innovations in cancer care. We were the first in our area to pioneer skin brachytherapy, a painless, noninvasive treatment for skin cancer. We were also the first in our area to perform partial breast brachytherapy and prostate seed implants. In addition, our Smithtown team (CyberKnife of Long Island) was the first in Suffolk County Long Island to use the CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System [link to CyberKnife of Long Island page] and we have been treating patients with this technology since 2008.
Our experienced radiation oncologists have the training and experience to choose the most appropriate treatment option for each patient. Our solutions include:
3-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT) – Combines multiple radiation treatment fields to deliver precise doses of radiation. It sends a high dose of radiation to tumors but attempts to avoid healthy tissue. We perform 3D-CRT using our Varian RapidArc® Radiotherapy Technology.
Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) – One of the recent advances in the delivery of radiation. IMRT differs from 3D-CRT by modifying the intensity of the radiation within each of the radiation beams and allows delivery of higher doses of radiation to tumors, especially those near vital areas, while lowering doses to nearby healthy tissue. We perform IMRT using our Varian RapidArc® Radiotherapy Technology.
Rapid arc radiation therapy – Radiotherapy technology that provides a treatment in two minutes or less by delivering a dose in a single arc around the patient. This allows us to target the entire tumor while sparing normal, healthy tissue. We perform rapid arc radiation therapy using our Varian RapidArc® Radiotherapy Technology.
Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) – Uses X-ray imaging during treatments to locate and focus radiation beams more precisely on tumors. IGRT enables doctors to make real-time adaptations to the treatment plan.
4-dimensional simulation – Used for simulation of respiratory gating procedures to monitor the tumor’s movement as the patient breathes. This allows treatment with a high dose of radiation to cancerous tumors while sparing a larger volume of healthy tissue. We perform 4-dimensional simulation using our Varian Real-Time Position Management™ (RPM) System, GE Advantage 4D.
Brachytherapy and high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy – Radioactive material, sealed in needles, seeds, wires, or catheters, or in unsealed sources, is placed directly into or near a tumor. Brachytherapy is used for treating breast, skin, and gynecological malignancies with highly targeted doses of radiation over a short period of time.We perform brachytherapy procedures using our MammoSite® Radiation Therapy System and the Contura® MLB Catheter.