The department utilizes over 17,000 square feet of space on OHSU's main campus. The Department currently has two Elekta Versa HD linear accelerators, a Varian TrueBeam linear accelerator, and a Tomotherapy HD unit are used to provide external beam electron and photon radiotherapy. Image guidance consists of onboard-imagers at all LINACs with both kV-kV, cone beam CT and MVCT capabilities. Calypso radio frequency beacon localization, BrainLab ExacTrac fluoroscopy and optical guidance imaging is utilized as part of a full service image guidance program. We have a Philips Brilliance BigBore CT scanner with respiratory gating capabilities for 4D CT based simulation. We also have available a 4D PET CT scanner with in our department that can be utilized for biologic functional treatment planning. External beam treatment systems consists of Eclipse, Pinnacle, Monaco and BrainLab Iplan system. These systems are used for CT-based 3D treatment planning, inverse modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), volumetric-modulated arc radiotherapy (VMAT), dynamic conformal arc therapy, stereotactic body radiotherapy, Linac-based radiosurgery, total body irradiation and total skin electron-beam therapy. The department uses high-dose rate (HDR) Iridium-192 for the majority of its brachytherapy needs. Radioactive Iodine-125 seeds and Iridium-192 are ordered for individual cases as needed. We have an active I-125 eye plaque brachytherapy program for choroidal melanomas with the Casey Eye Institute. We have a interstitial brachytherapy program which includes therapy for prostate cancer, soft tissue sarcoma and even for lung cancers. Learn more about our equipment here.
Have a question about the Department of Radiation Medicine facilities, technologies or the program? Email us at RadMedEd@ohsu.edu