Radiation Oncology is a speciality where there is controlled use of radiation either to cure cancer or to relieve symptoms of cancer like pain and bleeding. Radiation therapy is delivered by a Linear Accelerator machine (Varian TrueBeam) in which high-voltage X-rays/photons are used to treat the cancer site.

The MTMH Radiotherapy Department was set up in 1975. Earlier on, treatment revolved around deep X-rays and cobalt teletherapy units. The department had a Low dose rate followed by a High Dose rate in Brachytherapy units until 2017. The department installed an advanced HDR Brachytherapy unit (Gamma Med Plus) in 2018. A second state-of-the-art linear accelerator (True Beam) was contributed by the Tata Trusts in 2019.

What we offer

MTMH’s Radiation Oncology Department houses one teletherapy unit-Varian True Beam. The department with its experienced and dedicated staff offers sophisticated state-of-the-art treatments like 3D Conformal Radiotherapy (3DCRT), Intensity-modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT), Image-guided Radiotherapy (IGRT), Volumetric Radiotherapy, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, and Radiotherapy (SRS/SRT). The advanced techniques of radiotherapy help treat cancers with greater accuracy while minimising normal tissue complications. The patients are reviewed regularly by dedicated doctors and provided with holistic care.

The department has an active HDR brachytherapy unit, Gamma Med Plus where daily intracavitary, and interstitial procedures are performed for gynecologic sites.

A stringent Quality Assurance programme is followed by the medical physicists and measures like daily on-board imaging either portal imaging or volumetric imaging (CBCT) are performed by the radiographers to ensure accurate treatment delivery.

Doctors in the department