Superficial Radiation Therapy
What is Image Guided Superficial Radiation Therapy (IG-SRT)?
Medical advancements provide dermatologists new options in skin cancer treatment. One of the best at our disposal is Image-Guided Superficial Radiation Therapy (IG-SRT), a non-surgical alternative for skin cancer patients.
IG-SRT utilizes a state-of-the-art device called the SRT-100 that uses ultrasound guidance to analyze a tumor, helping dermatologists deliver a precise dose of IG-SRT that only reaches skin deep. Yet, the device is calibrated to cure skin cancer.
Image-Guided Superficial Radiation Therapy delivers optimal results to safely destroy non-melanoma skin cancer cells while minimizing potential damage to surrounding tissue. This non-invasive procedure remains ideal for patients suffering from existing medical conditions that could make surgery a health risk, or for patients with skin cancer on parts of the body where they wish to avoid surgery or scarring.
Why Choose IG-SRT?
Image-Guided Superficial Radiation Therapy is very safe, and the procedure causes mild irritation. This alleviates a need for local anesthetics. Unlike radiation utilized to treat internal tumors that can lead to other potential health complications, radiation used in IG-SRT penetrates to a depth that only affects the treatment target. Healthy surroundings remain unaffected.
The IG-SRT procedure also offers a short recovery time, enabling patients to walk out of a treatment appointment after each session with limited recovery issues and no scarring. Any marks that patients might observe after therapy appear subtle and minimal.
Similarly, because of the lack of any need for wound care with IG-SRT, patients don’t typically need any post-procedural care either.
Superficial Radiation Therapy | Miami Center for Dermatology
IG-SRT treatment provides skin cancer patients with a 99 percent cure rate and minimal recovery issues. Here at the Miami Center for Dermatology, Dr. Deborah Longwill and the team remain entirely committed to ensuring every one of our patients remains educated on all their skin cancer treatment options.
To learn more about Image-Guided Superficial Radiation Therapy (IG-SRT), reach out to our dedicated staff from the Miami Center for Dermatology today!