The Radiation Oncology Center at Vanderbilt University offers state-of-the-art technology and the newest techniques in radiation therapy treatments for pituitary tumors as well as other benign and malignant diseases.
Equipment includes three Varian linear accelerators, a Philips simulator, AccuSim CT-simulator, X-Knife Radiosurgery System, and ADAC 3-D treatment planning computer. Computerized photon knife radiosurgery and conventional radiotherapy are available for the treatment of pituitary tumors.
The department has recently expanded to seven sub-specialized physicians, and two full-time PhD radiation physicists. Specializing in research of new radiosensitzers that improve on radiation effectiveness, the department has recently sponsored the 2nd Annual Symposium on Concomitant Chemoradiotherapy. Other areas of clinical research include radiosurgery for pituitary adenomas and malignant brain tumors, metastases, and functional diseases; prostate seed implants; and coronary artery radiation to prevent reocclusion after angioplasty.
Anthony J. Cmelak, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine