• Treatment Planning Techniques

Radiation Treatment Technologies Unduplicated in the Region

The team of physicians at Northeast Radiation Oncology Center (NROC) offers the most comprehensive, advanced radiation therapy technologies available in Northeastern Pennsylvania.  Doctors at NROC carefully advise patients about which type of radiation therapy is most effective for their type and stage of cancer.  Radiation treatment and treatment planning technologies available at NROC include:

Treatment Planning Techniques


Because of the highly specialized radiation treatment options at NROC, our professional staff utilizes the most sophisticated high-speed computers, treatment planning software, diagnostic imaging, and patient positioning devices specifically tailored for each patient.  These treatment planning technologies allow NROC physicians to define very precisely the anatomical position of the tumor and surrounding healthy tissue:

  • Computed Tomography (CT):
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET):
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI):

To assure accurate positioning for each patient for each treatment, the NROC professionals design individual position immobilizing frames and also utilize advanced imaging devices for daily treatment monitoring such as:

  • Electronic Portal Imaging
  • Image Guided Radiation Therapy
  • Scanning Ultrasound