The Cancer Center at Park Plaza Hospital offers advanced treatment options in a comfortable and friendly surroundings in the Museum District. Advanced technologies, including a Varian Trilogy linear accelerator, provide image-guided and adaptive radiation therapy services.
- 3-D conformal radiotherapy
- Cone Beam CT guidance for radiotherapy delivery
- Integrated on-board imaging to verify treatment placement
- Patient Specific positions devices for prostate, and head and neck treatments
Our physics support is provided by in-house board-certified physicists offering complex treatment planning. The latest diagnostic imaging technology including PET/CT and MRI is used to develop treatment plans. Using this technology our radiation oncologists can design treatments with pinpoint accuracy, ensuring that tumors get the highest doses while healthy tissues and organs are spared. Radiation therapy uses x-rays to kill or shrink cancer cells while preserving as many normal surrounding cells as possible.
Radiation therapy may be used preoperatively to decrease the size of a tumor before surgery, post operatively to destroy any remaining cancer cells after surgery, or in many cases, as the primary treatment. It is often used in conjunction with chemotherapy and is used to treat the following types of neoplasms:
- Head and Neck
Radiation therapy is also used to alleviate the pain and reduce symptoms caused by cancer.
The Cancer Center at Park Plaza Hospital is comprised of board-certified physicians in cancer care. Surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, diagnostic radiologists and pathologists comprise the multi-disciplinary team. Accredited by the prestigious American College of Surgeons, Park Plaza’s Cancer Center is uniquely qualified to provide comprehensive cancer care.
The staff of Park Plaza Hospital Radiation Oncology Department includes registered nurses, registered radiation therapists, a board-certified dosimetrist, and physicists. Their combined experience represents over 150 years of expert care in treating cancer patients. The small department allows for close personal care, flexible scheduling, and timely appointments. The center is centrally located in the heart of the Houston Museum District. Free parking is available
Our knowledgeable staff offers services Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00am and 4:30pm. Emergency service is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
Quality care to the patient, Personalized service to the person.