UOC Radiotherapy

UOC Radiotherapy


The Radiotherapy Unit, together with the other specialties of the IOV, guarantees the patient complete cancer healthcare, starting from the moment of diagnosis, through the planning and delivery of treatment, to follow-up.

The unit carries out its activity using the latest equipment. The Unit uses accelerators and special techniques such as IMRT, VMAT, SRT, SBRT to deliver radiation treatment. Laser and electroporation technologies are employed for the treatment of malignant and benign tumors and precancerous lesions. Using radioisotopes, the Unit treats endocavitary and endoscopic lesions with HDR brachytherapy. Finally, intraoperative radiotherapy is performed during breast cancer removal surgery. The unit is also equipped with protected rooms for radiometabolic radiotherapy.

CT simulation is performed in all patients to identify the areas, or volumes, to be treated. Moreover, the unit employs combined imaging techniques, such as PET/CT, and dedicated computers to outline the tumor and adjacent organs.  Treatments are planned with the collaboration of medical physicists and are performed as outpatient, day hospital or ordinary hospitalization.

The Center for the Study and Treatment of Iatrogenic Dysphagia takes care of the patient before radiotherapy starts until the end of treatment. During this period, the Center’s team evaluates, monitors and treats any consequent problem with swallowing or mucositis.  The support of a psychologist is also available.

The Radiotherapy unit is divided into different sections that perform their clinical activities in full synergy.

The conditions treated in this unit include: esophageal cancer, lymphoma, melanoma, head and neck cancers, endocrine/neuroendocrine hereditary tumors, hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, sarcoma, cervical cancer, endometrial cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, ovarian cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, stomach cancer, gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), and vulvar tumors.

Professore ordinario, Direttore dell'Unità operativa


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