What is EBRT?
External beam radiation therapy (EBRT) is a type of radiation therapy that directs a beam of radiation from outside the body at cancerous tissues inside the body.
How it works
EBRT delivers high-energy rays to tumors, using a special X-ray machine called a linear accelerator. This machine allows radiation to be delivered from any angle and shapes radiation beams to the contour of the tumor.
Our radiation oncologists use EBRT to target a tumor with higher, more precise doses of radiation, while minimizing damage to your healthy tissue and nearby organs. As a result, EBRT can reduce the risk of side effects typically associated with radiation treatment.
EBRT is typically administered daily over a period of six to eight weeks. Each treatment takes a few minutes and is done as an outpatient procedure.
EBRT for oral cancer
We also use EBRT to help relieve some of the symptoms of oral cancer, such as pain, bleeding, trouble swallowing and problems that arise if cancer spreads to the bone.
We offer several innovative types of oral cancer EBRT:
- Accelerated and hyperfractionated radiation therapy
- Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)