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Treatments and Technology

Radiation oncology plays a vital role in Stony Brook Medicine’s commitment to provide the highest quality cancer care to residents of Suffolk County and beyond. Our Radiation Oncology team uses the most advanced technology and innovative therapies to effectively evaluate and treat patients. We are committed to advancing the science and practice of radiation oncology and developing novel treatment approaches so that patients have the best opportunity for positive outcomes with the fewest side effects.

Advanced Technology Treatments

External Beam Radiation Therapy
When a patient has this type of treatment, the radiation comes from a large machine. The radiaiton is aimed at the cancer. The machine moves around you without touching you. The following are different types of therapy that uses an external beam:

Internal Radiation Therapy

  • Brachytherapy
    • High Dose Rate Brachytherapy for Intraluminal and Intracavity Treatment
    • High Dose Rate Brachytherapy for Skin Treatment
    • High Dose Rate Brachytherapy for Prostate Treatment
    • Iodine 131 (I-131)
    • Zevalin
    • Sirspheres
    • Xofigo
    • Samarium (Sm-153)
    • Strontium-89
    • Pterygium Brachytherapy using Sr-90 applicator