Radiation Oncology

Radiation therapy uses high-energy rays to slow, stop or destroy cancer cells. Technological advances in this field continue to increase the odds of beating cancer.

The Radiation Oncology Department at North Kansas City Hospital is dedicated to providing the safest, most effective radiation treatments to our patients with the least amount of side effects. Radiation therapy services are located in Medical Plaza North.

Advanced Radiation Services

Through the new Trilogy linear accelerator, we offer advanced radiation services, including:

  • Calypso 4D Localization System
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) allows radiation oncologists to optimize the planning and delivery of radiation to targeted areas while minimizing radiation to healthy tissue.
  • Image Guided Radiation therapy (IGRT ) uses specialized images, acquired immediately before a patient receives treatment, to guide the radiation beam to the intended target with precision.
  • Radioisotope therapy is a targeted radiation method using iodine to help locate and identify cancer cells.
  • External beam radiotherapy directs radiation at the tumor from outside the body
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) is a highly precise form of radiation therapy initially developed to treat small brain tumors and functional abnormalities of the brain. The principles of cranial SRS, namely high precision radiation where delivery is accurate to within one to two millimeters, are now being applied to the treatment of body tumors with a procedure known as Stereotatic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT).
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) is radiation therapy in which a few very high doses of radiation are delivered to small, well-defined tumors over the course of one to five treatments.
  • High and low energy photon therapy
  • Electron therapy
  • 3-Dimensional conformal radiation therapyLinear Accelerator

Patient Information

Get more information on radiation therapy.

Living with Cancer and Its Treatment

Skin Care During Radiation Therapy

An Introduction to External Beam Radiation Therapy (video)

Learn more about radiation therapy at our online Health Encyclopedia.

To speak with someone from our Radiation Oncology Department, call 816-691-5216.

Contact Us

Radiation Oncology

Inpatient Cancer Unit, 5th Floor Hospital

Genetic Liaison

Cancer Rehab and Wellness Center

Outpatient Cancer Center, 5th Floor Hospital

John Blackwood

After a prostate cancer diagnosis, John was referred to a clinic south of the river. He preferred treatment closer to home and chose NKCH.

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