Technical Equipment

The UAB Department of Radiation Oncology prides itself on remaining at the technological forefront of the industry. Our primary technologies include:

Simulation

  • 4D CT simulation, using the Varian Real-time Position Management™ (RPM) system with the CT simulator and PET/CT unit

Treatment planning & dosimetry

  • Eclipse™ treatment planning system for 3D planning
  • Eclipse intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
  • Eclipse planning for RapidArc™ radiotherapy technology
  • Portal dosimetry for IMRT verification
  • Remote treatment planning

Treatment delivery

  • 4D integrated treatment console
  • Clinac® iX linear accelerator with OBI (kV and CBCT)
  • RapidArc™ radiotherapy technology
  • Real-time Position Management™ (RPM) system for respiratory gating

IGRT treatment localization

  • OBI radiographic: kV-kV anatomy matching
  • OBI CBCT

Intracranial and extracranial stereotactic radiosurgery

  • IMRT based single-fraction brain stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)
  • Stereotactic body image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) with hypo-fractionation
  • CBCT guidance for hypo-fractionated treatments

Oncology information systems

  • ARIA™ oncology information system that links medical and radiation oncology across [insert number & type of sites]
  • Networking environment (WAN, LAN, HL7)
  • Remote treatment planning

For more information about our technology, please view our Treatment Technologies section.