External beam radiation therapy
External beam radiation therapy is a type of radiation therapy that uses one or more beams to deliver high energy x-rays to a cancerous tumour.
External beam radiation therapy [EBRT]: Talk to us about becoming a patient Learn more
What is external beam radiation therapy?
External beam radiation therapy (EBRT) is a type of radiation therapy that uses one or more beams to deliver high energy x-rays to a cancerous tumour.
This is achieved using equipment called a Linear Accelerator, which directs the beams specifically into the tumour while sparing the surrounding healthy tissue.
Volumetric modulated arc therapy
Volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) allows more difficult tumours, such as ones wrapped around other important structures, to be targeted precisely.
Image guided radiation therapy
Image guided radiation therapy (IGRT) is a form of radiation therapy that is very useful in areas of the body that move a lot, such as the lungs.
Intensity modulated radiation therapy
Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is a high precision type of radiation therapy that uses computer controlled linear accelerators to deliver high dose radiation to cancerous tumours.
Become a patient
Find out how to become a patient at Icon Cancer Centre, or request more information from your nearest centre.
Starting radiation therapy
Knowing what to expect can help you prepare for your first radiation therapy visit.
Icon brings together some of Australia’s most experienced medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and haematologists.
Care at Icon
At Icon, care is more than just a word. Our cancer care team are here to support you with compassion, knowledge and hope.