Patients in eastern North Carolina are fortunate to have access to two of the most advanced technologies for treating cancers. Radiosurgery is a non-invasive means of precisely pinpointing tumors in the brain and other parts of the body and destroying cancer cells with radiation while sparing the healthy tissue surrounding the tumor site.
This advanced form of radiosurgery is a non-invasive alternative to traditional surgery for the treatment of both cancerous and non-cancerous tumors anywhere in the body, including the prostate, lung, brain, spine, liver, pancreas and kidney. The treatment delivers beams of high-dose radiation to tumors with extreme accuracy.
This service is in the Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center and is provided by Vidant Radiosurgery.
Gamma Knife uses a precisely targeted array of narrow beams of radiation to treat brain lesions. It is highly effective even in the most critical parts of the brain, yet the healthy tissue around the lesion receives very little radiation.
This service is located in Vidant Medical Center and is provided by Vidant Health.