Kangwon National University Hospital



Radiation Oncology

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Radiation therapy   plays an important role in cancer treatment. It is administered singularly or concurrently with surgical treatment or chemotherapy. With the advancement of computers and the related manufacturing technologies, radiation therapy equipment have evolved from 2D to 3D treatment and even to stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT). Most recently, volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) has been developed and is being currently in use.

KNUH introduced RapidArc from Varian in the United States, a state-of-the-art equipment enabling VMAT, and thus marked a milestone in radiation therapy for cancer patients.

  • Target Diseases
    • Radiation therapy before and after breast cancer and rectal cancer surgery
    • Single or joint use of radiation therapy for lung cancer, uterine cervical cancer, head and neck cancer, prostate cancer and anal cancer
    • Other benign tumors reacting to radiation therapy