Radiation Oncology

Radiation oncology is also called therapeutic radiology or radiation therapy. It is the treatment of cancer and other diseases with radiation. Oncology is the branch of medicine that focuses on diagnosing and treating cancer. Radiation in many forms is used to kill the cancer cells by preventing them from multiplying. Therapeutic radiology may be used to cure or control cancer, or it may be used to ease some of the symptoms linked to cancer.

The Medical Center Cancer Treatment Center is Southcentral Kentucky’s most trusted provider of radiation oncology. Our Radiation oncologists, nurses, therapists and staff treat each patient with dignity and respect. We understand that you are unique, and so is your treatment.

Technology at The Medical Center Cancer Treatment Center is state-of-the-art.

  • Two linear accelerators that use IGRT-image guided radiation therapy for pinpointing cancers to assure the highest level of accuracy
  • BrainLab’s iPlan, Elements, and Exactrac systems for accurate treatment planning and precise delivery of stereotactic radiotherapy
  • Dedicated PET-CT scanner that uses the latest technology for staging cancers
  • High Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy as a primary treatment or along with external beam treatment for prostate and gynecological cancers

Radiation Oncology for residents of Glasgow and Barren County

Barren River Regional Cancer Center brings technologically advanced cancer treatment to the Glasgow/Barren County area. Dr. Craig Tyree leads a team of specialists in delivering this care in a comfortable and compassionate environment close to home. 

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Radiation Oncology, one of several components of The Medical Center’s cancer program, has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation from the American College of Radiology. The accreditation is an acknowledgement of our achievement of high practice standards.