Radiation Oncology at the DMH Cancer Care Institute is located at the Cancer Care Center of Decatur, a facility which includes the full spectrum of oncology outpatient services, all easily accessible to patients and their families. The building is designed principally to enhance patient convenience and includes Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, Medical Imaging, Cancer Research, Cancer Registry, Complementary Medicine, and Administrative services.
DMH is committed to providing quality cancer care using cutting edge technology right here in our own community. Radiation treatments are delivered by highly trained therapists using modern radiation therapy accelerators aimed to target tumors precisely while minimizing dose to healthy tissues.
The recent addition of Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) for lung cancer patients allows for the delivery of high doses of radiation to early/inoperable tumors. Studies indicate that lung cancer survival rates increase when higher doses of radiation are delivered, especially when chemotherapy has been added to the treatment regimen.
Our Radiation Oncology Department at Decatur Memorial Hospital Cancer Care Institute is Accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR seal of accreditation represents the highest level of quality and patient safety and is awarded only to facilities meeting specific Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards.