Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Radiation Oncology

Superficial Radiotherapy

This is another type of external beam radiotherapy which uses machines with low energy x-rays to treat specific types of skin cancer, other than melanomas as well as other types of skin conditions.

These types of x-rays do not penetrate deeply into the body, therefore only treating the more superficial parts, close to the skin surface. Our radiation department is currently equipped with one superficial unit.

 

Superficial Treatment Machine

Patient receiving  superficial tratment to her nose