Radiation Oncology

Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Georgia’s #1 Hospital, offers cancer patients the latest technology and most advanced radiation therapy treatment options – now in three convenient locations:  Gainesville, Braselton and Toccoa. 

In addition to our expert physician specialists at NGPG Radiation Oncology, who together have more than 70 years of experience in cancer treatment, NGMC also provides detailed, comprehensive care and follow-up involving:

  • Oncology certified nurses
  • Registered radiation therapists
  • Board certified physicists
  • Board certified medical dosimetrists
  • Case managers
  • Registered dieticians
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Advanced Technology

  • TrueBeam linear accelerator, providing pinpoint accuracy and precision
  • Advanced imaging technologies, including the Siemans wide bore CT scanner, which offers treatment planning for patients of all sizes
  • Robotic surgery options via the da Vinci Surgical System

Treatment Options

Stereotactic Radiation Therapy (SRT)

  • Delivers a focused high dose of radiation to the tumor, allowing for fewer treatments than traditional radiation therapy
  • Targets small, well-defined tumors with extreme precision
  • Can be used as an alternative to surgery in some cases
  • Applicable for patients whose tumors are hard to reach, located close to vital organs or other critical areas, or subject to movement (for example, breathing)
  • Uses three-dimensional imaging, including MRI and vascular CT scans, during the treatment to locate and pinpoint the tumor for precise delivery of radiation

Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)

  • Enables physicians to pinpoint tumors with great accuracy
  • Provides ability to adjust the radiation beam to the tumor’s exact location
  • Spares healthy tissue
  • Applicable for some prostate, abdominal, lung, head and neck and brain tumors.

Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)

  • An intense, controlled dose of radiation that allows treatment in sensitive areas
  • Delivers high doses of radiation in a very precise way
  • Spares more of the surrounding healthy tissue
  • Fewer side effects as compared to traditional external radiation therapy

Low-Dose Rate Brachytherapy (LDR)

  • Requires the radiation source to be permanently inserted into the patient
  • Delivers radiation slowly, over a few days, and is often performed as an outpatient procedure
  • Prostate seed implants are a common example of LDR; prostate seed implants are radioactive implants that treat prostate cancer with fewer side effects such as urinary incontinence and impotence.

High-Dose Rate Brachytherapy (HDR)

  • Involves temporarily inserting the source of radiation directly at or very near a tumor site
  • Limits amount of healthy tissue exposed to radiation and radiates the site of the cancer
  • MammoSite, one example of HDR, is a revolutionary method used to treat patients with early stage breast cancer by delivering radiation directly to the site of a breast tumor following a lumpectomy

In addition to the radiation therapy treatments above, NGMC also offers medical and surgical oncology, patient navigation services and access to national clinical trials. Click here for a list of current clinical trials offered at NGMC.



Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville

743 Spring Street NE
Gainesville, GA  30501



Toccoa Cancer Center (TCC)

1640 Falls Rd Toccoa, GA  30577



Medical Plaza 1 Braselton

1515 River Place
Braselton, GA 30517
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