Thomas Jefferson University

Technology

The Enterprise Department of Radiation Oncology at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center - Jefferson Health offers state-of-the-art technology to provide cutting-edge cancer treatment for patients with various types of malignancies. Across our five hospital locations in the tri-state area, we offer the following treatment modalities:  
  • 8 megavoltage linear accelerators and range of electrons
  • ViewRay MRIdian magnetic resonance-guided linear accelerator 
  • Brachytherapy suite 
  • 2 CT Simulators
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery and radiotherapy
  • Gamma Knife 
  • Intensity modulated radiation therapy
  • Volumetric modulated arc therapy
  • Total body irradiation and total skin electron therapy
  • Hyperthermia

We also offer diagnostic and therapeutic uses of radioactive isotopes:

  • Low-Dose Rate (LDR): Sirspheres and Theraspheres Y-90 radioembolization (liver-directed therapy with Radiology)
  • Ra-223 for prostate bony metastasis
  • I-125 plaque brachytherapy for ocular malignancies (through a unique collaborative program with Wills Eye Hospital)
  • Cs-131 for head and neck malignancies
  • HDR: Ir-192 for gynecologic, prostate, endobrochial, breast and skin cancers
  • Sr-90 for intervascular brachytherapy with cardiology
  • Cloud-based planning systems with Eclipse and Brainlab for external beam and Oncentra for HDR and MimSymphony for Cs-131.
Jefferson ViewRay MRI Linac
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital offers MR-guided radiation therapy on its Center City campus with the ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator.