External Beam Radiation Therapy
External-beam radiation therapy is a type of radiation therapy that directs a beam of radiation from outside the body at cancerous tissues within the body. EBRT delivers high-energy rays to tumors, using a special X-ray machine called a linear accelerator. This machine allows radiation to be delivered from any angle and shapes radiation beams to the contour of the tumor.
Patients usually receive external-beam radiation therapy in daily treatment sessions over the course of several weeks. The number of treatment sessions depends on many factors, including the total radiation dose that will be given.
External beam radiation therapy is delivered in two different forms at Tallahassee Memorial, Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy.