Tumors that are commonly treated with radiation include:
Our staff supervises the treatment of every patient that receives radiation. We work closely with a team of trained and experienced technicians and assistants, as well as with The AMC's oncology service, surgical services and other specialists to ensure that your pet receives the best care possible.
Radiation treatments at The Animal Medical Center are performed using a state-of-the-art linear accelerator. This allows our doctors to deliver radiation in the most precise way possible to avoid normal structures.
Benefits of the linear accelerator include:
In the Spring of 2009, The AMC became the first facility in New York City to begin treating patients with intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT).
This treatment involves using a radioactive probe to deliver high doses of radiation to the surface of the patient.
If your pet’s tumor cannot be controlled by therapy, your pet may be treated with palliative radiation.
The goal of palliative radiation is to relieve pain or to shrink a mass that is making your pet uncomfortable. Because these treatments are designed to have as little impact on your pet's quality of life as possible, treatments are few and side effects minimal.