About

Welcome to the School of Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology!

Our department is dedicated to a collaborative approach between physicians, medical physicists, radiobiologists and staff to ensure a model environment for education, research and patient care.  

We personalize each patient’s experience by offering a full range of radiation treatment modalities. Whether it is external beam, stereotactic or a brachytherapy approach, our team optimizes the treatment plan for each individual patient. 

The VCU School of Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology has a robust history of education and training for medical students, medical residents and medical physics graduate students, offering programs at the level of certificate, masters and doctorate. As a result, we draw applicants from around the world, further enriching our program. The integration of programs like medical physics and dosimetry fosters a collaborative, enterprising atmosphere from the moment of entrance into the department. This level of innovation is reflected in everyday practice and interactions with patients.  

Welcome from the Chair

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Welcome from the Chair

We are a highly integrated department and work closely together on a day to day basis. We challenge each other in a collegial way and work to focus on constantly improving patient care.  

Locations & Facilities

Locations

In addition to our downtown Richmond location, we evaluate and provide treatment at our Mechanicsville, South Hill and Stony Point outreach locations. We also work collaboratively with the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center.  

  • Downtown Richmond
  • Mechanicsville
  • South Hill
  • Stony Point
  • Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center

VCU Adult Outpatient Facility

Adult Outpatient FacilityAs we keep pace with the expansion and ever-evolving field of radiation oncology, our department is thrilled to be part of the VCU adult outpatient facility, a 16-story structure with an integrated parking deck slated to open in 2020.

This contemporary facility, with cutting-edge technologies and enhanced physical spaces, will elevate our department to be on par with the very best radiation oncology services in the country and support our mission of vigorous education, innovative research and delivery of the best possible care to our patients.  

 

 

Equipment

In the new VCU adult outpatient facility building, the above-ground radiation oncology clinic will include the following:

  • ViewRay MR Linac Unit: This state-of-the-art equipment, a combination of a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner and a linear accelerator, can locate tumors and deliver doses of radiation with precision, even if the tumors are moving. 
  • An expanded brachytherapy suite: With two procedure rooms, the suite integrate ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) and MRI imaging capabilities.   
  • Positron emission tomography-CT and MRI simulators: These will further enhance treatment efficacy and provide important research opportunities with a focus on improving treatment outcome.