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Radiation tumor department

Introduction

Radiation tumor department is the professional clinical department to mainly cure malignant tumor(cancer) by using high energy ionizing radiation (X-ray, electron ray) and composed with 2 professional medical team members, a medical physics, radiologist and nurses. Radiotherapy is one of the 3 methods of tumor treatment together with operation and chemotherapy. In radiotherapy, the ionizing radiation (X-ray, electron ray) will pass the cancer area and cause ionization to kill the cancer cells.

Main diseases

breast cancer, lung cancer, rectal cancer, prostate cancer, head and neck cancer, metastatic bone cancer, metastatic brain tumor, cervical cancer, etc.

Main treatments

  • Breast cancer treatment - treatment period and hours : Total of 28~ 33 times, about 5 ~ 15 minutes per session
  • Lung cancer treatment - treatment period and hours : Total of 30~ 33 times, about 5 ~ 15 minutes per session
  • Rectal cancer treatment - treatment period and hours : Total of 28~ 33 times, about 5 ~ 15 minutes per session
  • Prostate cancer treatment - treatment period and hours : Total of 40 times, about 5 ~ 15 minutes per session
  • Head and neck cancer treatment - treatment period and hours : Total of 30~35 times, about 5 ~ 15 minutes per session
  • Metastatic bone cancer treatment - treatment period and hours : Total of 10 times, about 5 ~ 15 minutes per session
  • Metastatic brain tumor treatment - treatment period and hours : Total of 10 times, about 5 ~ 15 minutes per session
  • Uterine cancer treatment - treatment period and hours : Total of 28~30 times, about 5 ~ 15 minutes per session

Main equipment

  • Linear accelerator for cancer treatment (general treatment, three dimensional treatment, intensity modulated treatment)
  • CT Simulator
  • Computer treatment plan system (general treatment, three dimensional treatment, intensity modulated treatment)
  • Breathing tracking systems (Four dimension treatment)

Medical team

Professor Oh Yun Kyeong, radiation treatment