Services and Technology

Radiation Oncology

Mount Carmel Radiation Oncology offers expert, advanced, personalized radiation therapy for cancer patients. Our program is accredited by the American College of Radiology, ensuring that our patients receive the highest standards in quality and safety.

We have invested millions of dollars in state-of-the-art technologies to provide you with the best possible cancer treatment at each of our facilities. This includes three Varian TrueBeam linear accelerators, which deliver treatment faster and more accurately than ever before, and new wide-bore CT simulators, which are available at all locations, are used to help plan the treatments with all the latest capabilities in motion tracking. Our joint venture, Columbus CyberKnife, provides the latest CyberKnife S7 linear accelerator and is the only one of its kind in the region. 

At Mount Carmel Radiation Oncology, a committed, compassionate, and skilled team of physicians, nurses, and therapists, will deliver your care and staff who all have the singular mission of providing you with excellent care, close to home.

High energy beams are precisely targeted to kill or slow cancer cells. All campuses have installed the latest Varian TrueBeam linear accelerator which enables the high precision radiation treatment anywhere in the body in just minutes.

These linear accelerators are equipped with advanced imaging which allows your team to see the target before treatment to enhance accuracy. Respiratory gating permits the treatment to be synchronized with a patient’s breathing cycle minimizing damage to the lungs. VisionRT provides real-time optical tracking to ensure even greater levels of precision. Deep-inspiratory breath hold and prone breast treatment are specially designed to protect the heart from radiation beams. Finally with SRS and SBRT, we now have the ability deliver high doses of radiation with extreme precision and 3D localization five or fewer treatments.

Our external beam radiation capabilities include:

  • SRS: stereotactic radiosurgery for brain tumors
  • SBRT: stereotactic body radiation therapy
  • IGRT: image guided radiation therapy
  • IMRT: intensity-modulated radiation therapy
  • VMAT: volumetic-modulated radiation therapy
  • 3D CRT: 3D conformal radiation therapy
    Hypofractionated radiation therapy
    Prone breast radiation
    Deep-Inspiratory Breath Hold treatment
  • APBI: Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation
  • SGRT: Surface-guided radiation therapy powered by VisionRT

Brachytherapy is a form of internal radiation therapy. A small radioactive source is placed inside the body, within or next to the tumor.

Options for treatment include:

  • LDR (low dose rate brachytherapy) for prostate seed implantation
  • HDR (high dose rate brachytherapy)

Mount Carmel is one of few centers in Ohio to offer image-based adaptive brachytherapy for gynecologic cancers. Treatments are precisely planned with CT or MRI imaging and can be adjusted to changes in the tumor size or shape.

Columbus CyberKnife, located at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s, offers a specialized form of radiation therapy called stereotactic radiosurgery, or stereotactic body radiation therapy. It is comprised of a compact linear accelerator, a machine that generates a radiation beam, attached to a highly maneuverable robotic arm.

During CyberKnife procedures, patients will lie on a treatment table while the machine’s robotic arm moves around their body delivering high doses of radiation directly to their tumor with pinpoint precision minimizing exposure to surrounding healthy tissue. Most treatment sessions typically last 30 – 60 minutes in 5 or fewer treatments depending on the size, shape and location of your tumor.

Our joint venture, Columbus CyberKnife, provides the latest CyberKnife S7 linear accelerator and is the only one of its kind in the region.

Discover the inspiring stories of CyberKnife patients through their testimonials, showcasing the life-changing benefits of our advanced treatment.


GammaTile is a revolutionary treatment for certain patients with brain tumors. This involves implanting radioactive seeds in the tumor space immediately after removal. By placing the seeds at the time of surgery, the radiation can begin to work right away. Mount Carmel is one of the first sites in Ohio to use this technology.

This is an injectable form of radiation therapy that may be an option for certain patients.