The Radiation Oncology Department at Jupiter Medical Center is the cornerstone
of our comprehensive cancer program. As a hospital-based cancer center,
we offer patients world-class treatment options and support services.
Our radiation oncologists have expertise in treating all types of cancers
with extensive experience in stereotactic radiosurgery.
The Radiation Oncology Department at Jupiter Medical Center is one of only
two centers in Palm Beach County accredited by the American College of
Radiology (ACR). Our cancer program is accredited with commendation by
the Commission on Cancer (CoC) and by the National Accreditation Program
for Breast Centers (NAPBC), meeting or exceeding rigorous standards required
by these organizations. Seeking care at an accredited facility offers
you comprehensive care including a complete range of leading-edge services
Our State-of-the-Art Treatments and Technologies
CyberKnife® M6™: Patients can complete treatment in one to five days, compared to the weeks
it takes to complete a course of conventional radiation therapy. It is
also an option for patients who have inoperable or surgically complex
tumors, or who may be looking for an alternative to surgery.
Electron Beam Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (e-IORT): Treatment includes combining therapy with an initial, concentrated dose
of radiation. In the best of cases, this single dose of radiation will
be all a patient needs. For others, this breakthrough will cut in half
their required course of radiation treatment.
Bionix® Prone Breast System: Jupiter Medical Center’s Radiation Oncology Center isone of the
few facilities in the area to offer the Bionixprone breast system. Created
with a focus on ensuringpatient comfort, accuracy and ease of use, this
systemreduces irradiation to the chest wall, healthy cardiactissue and
the lungs. The system also reduces skin foldsin large breasted women which
decreases skin reactionsthroughout their course of radiation therapy.
Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) with Image Guided Radiation
Therapy (IGRT): IMRT with IGRT treatment technology allows precisetargeting of cancerous
tissues while helping spareadjacent normal organs. IMRT is a method of
shapingthe radiation beam while treatment is being delivered.Our center
is equipped with the Varian RapidArc system,which allows the delivery
of the entire daily radiationtreatment in as little as 90 seconds.
High Dose Rate Brachytherapy System (HDR): HDR technology uses a computer-controlled radioactive source for rapid
delivery of pinpoint doses of radiation, limiting radiation exposure to
normal tissues. We use thisto treat many gynecologic cancers including
cervical andendometrial cancers. For the appropriate patient this canshorten
treatment times from the traditional six or sevenweeks to just five days.
Superficial Electron Beam Therapy: Electrons are a type of radiation particle that can becarefully tailored
to destroy superficial cancers. Radiationtherapy with electron beam treatment
allows manyskin cancer patients to avoid surgery and the risks ofanesthesia,
incisions or infection with excellent cosmetic results.
SpaceOAR hydrogel:SpaceOAR hydrogel is an absorbable hydrogel that temporarily creates space
between the prostate and the rectum, protecting the rectum from radiation
exposure during prostate radiation therapy. Acting as a spacer, the hydrogel
pushes the rectum a half inch away from the prostate so damage to the
rectum is reduced or even eliminated. SpaceOAR hydrogel can be used in
all types of radiation therapy including external radiation, internal
radiation and stereotactic body radiation.
The Radiation Oncology Team
While advanced technology is vitally important, we also focus on what is
equally important – a team approach to cancer care. Our board certified
radiation oncologists, radiation specialty nurses, therapists, dosimetrists,
physicists, psychosocial and nutritional support professionals provide
unparalleled management and support of patients from diagnosis through
treatment and survivorship.
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