Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Radiation Oncology

What is Radiotherapy?

Radiotherapy is the use of high energy x-rays to kill cancer cells. Modern Radiotherapy techniques focus on accurately and precisely targeting the cancer whilst sparing the normal body organs around the cancer as much as possible. 

Our Radiation Oncology Department offers a range of modern radiotherapy techniques. These include various forms of External Beam Radiotherapy such as Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT), Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT), Intra-cranial Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) / Radiotherapy (SRT) and Total Body Irradiation (TBI) as well as internally delivered Radiotherapy known as Brachytherapy. We also have specialised equipment to deliver Superficial Radiotherapy which is often used to treat skin tumours.

You can learn more details about different types of Radiotherapy offered in our Radiation Oncology Department by clicking on the links below:

External Beam Radiation Therapy

Brachytherapy High Dose Rate

Total Body Irradiation