Radiation Oncology

Our Technology

MedStar Health’s radiation oncology centers offer state-of-the-art radiation therapy technologies, including, but not limited to:

CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System
The CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System is a non-invasive alternative to surgery for the treatment of both cancerous and non-cancerous tumors anywhere in the brain and body. Though its name may conjure images of scalpels and surgery, the CyberKnife® treatment involves no cutting. The CyberKnife® system is the world’s first robotic radiosurgery system designed to treat tumors throughout the body non-invasively. It provides a pain-free, non-surgical option for patients who have inoperable or surgically complex tumors, or who may be looking for an alternative to surgery. The treatment – which delivers beams of high dose radiation to tumors with extreme accuracy – offers proven hope to patients worldwide. Click to learn more about the CyberKnife® technology at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center.

Halcyon™ Image Guided Radiation Therapy Technology
Halcyon™ is leading-edge technology that precisely targets the tumor while providing treatment in half the time and in an environment that’s more comfortable than ever before. The radiation oncology experts at MedStar Health are proud to be the first healthcare system serving Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia to offer the latest linear accelerator, Halcyon™.

ZAP-X® Radiosurgery Technology
ZAP-X® is what's next in non-invasive cancer treatment. It enables neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists to change precision radiation for the better. Designed exclusively for the streamlined treatment of brain tumors and conditions of the head and neck, ZAP-X® redefines the future of radiosurgery. Learn more about ZAP-X Gyroscopic Radiosurgery™  at the MedStar Georgetown Cancer Institute at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center