Cancer Care

Radiation Oncology

Cancer Care

Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology Program at OhioHealth

Precision treatments coupled with convenience

Compassionate care teams and locations close to home make a challenging part of your cancer treatment more manageable.

Get in touch with a cancer specialist who can answer your questions about screenings and help you schedule one close to home. Contact OhioHealth CancerCall Monday-Friday, 8 AM-5 PM at (800) 752-9119.

Expertise in one of the most common treatments for cancer

For radiation therapy to be successful, your treatment plan must be personalized to your unique needs. Your radiation oncologist and specialty trained care team will provide guidance you trust. 

Radiation treatments can also be time-consuming. Most types of radiation therapy require traveling to a treatment facility up to five days a week for several weeks in a row. That’s why OhioHealth offers seven convenient locations for radiation treatment, so the very best care is never far from home. Plus, your treatment plan can be accessed and implemented at any of our radiation oncology locations.

Radiation Oncology Locations

You can choose whichever of our seven locations throughout the region is most convenient to you. All of these locations use integrated, state-of-the-art computer technology and advanced medical equipment for radiation treatment.

Contact our radiation treatment locations

Below are the direct phone numbers for our radiation oncology locations or departments.

Your radiation treatment process

Step 1 — Consulting our cancer experts

The purpose of a consultation is to learn more about your cancer and your overall health. This will help us determine whether radiation oncology treatments are the best approach for you.

  • A radiation oncology nurse will talk with you about your current and past medical history, review any medications you may be taking, and answer your questions.
  • A radiation oncologist will examine you, review your medical history, X-rays and test results, and order any additional tests, if needed.
  • The radiation oncologist will also talk with you about how you could benefit from radiation therapy. They will cover the details of treatment and potential side effects as well as answer any questions you have.

Step 2 — Creating your treatment plan

If radiation is recommended by your oncologist and you decide to move forward, we will create a treatment plan for you.

  • During these sessions, which we sometimes call simulations, our radiation oncology team determines the best setup for radiation beams.
  • Our objective is to focus as much radiation as possible on the targeted area without affecting surrounding healthy tissue. Your treatment plan is entirely unique to you.

Step 3 — Beginning your treatment plan

Once your treatment plan is established, we will schedule your treatment sessions.

  • A member of our team will set your appointment up for the same time each day, Monday through Friday, throughout your course of treatment.
  • Our priority is to minimize disruption to your daily routine.
  • You can the treatment location that is most convenient to you. All of our locations feature the same advanced equipment.

Providers who contribute to your care

Radiation oncologists

Radiation oncologists develop your treatment plan, lead the treatment team, monitor your progress and recommend adjustments as needed.

Medical dosimetrists

Medical dosimetrists calculate your exact dose of radiation.

Medical physicists

Medical physicists take precise measurements of the radiation beam, and monitor equipment and procedures.

Radiation oncology nurses

Radiation oncology nurses coordinate your care while also providing personalized education and support. They’ll answer any questions you may have about side effects and show you how to manage them if they occur.

Radiation therapists

Radiation therapists administer your daily radiation treatment under your doctor’s prescription and supervision.

Patient navigators

Patient navigators guide you and your family at every step with customized assistance. They can help with all the tasks, decisions, emotions and physical effects that can accompany radiation treatment, and put you in touch with support services and resources.

Our radiation oncology technology

Linear accelerators (LINAC) deliver the precisely guided radiation beams that treat your cancer. We have configured the LINACs at each of our locations with beam-matching technology, so you can get your personalized radiation treatments at any of our seven locations.

External therapies

  • IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy)
  • IGRT (Image Guided Radiation Therapy)
  • Tomotherapy (a hybrid of IMRT and IGRT)
  • SRS (Stereotactic Radiosurgery)
  • Intracranial stereotactic radiosurgery
  • SBRT (Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy)
  • Fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy

Internal therapies

  • Interstitial brachytherapy
  • Intracavity brachytherapy
  • Radioactive prostate seed implants
  • High dose rate brachytherapy

Stereotactic radiosurgery

Stereotactic radiosurgery is a form of radiation therapy used to treat cancerous and benign lesions in the brain. The technology uses high-resolution imaging to account for small patient movements and accurately target cancerous tissue, allowing more normal brain tissue to be spared. Stereotactic radiosurgery is in use at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital and Grant Medical Center.