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Allina's Virginia Piper Cancer Institute has installed the Trilogy Linear Accelerator with RapidArc™ at its Radiation Oncology Clinic at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.

Radiation Oncology

The Virginia Piper Cancer Institute's Radiation Oncology Center has been a leader in specialized services for more than a decade.

We are:

  • the first Minnesota center to treat patients with intensity modulated radiation therapy
  • one several centers in Minnesota to use high dose rate brachytherapy
  • one of a handful of centers in Minnesota to use stereotactic radiosurgery and radiotherapy
  • newly remodeled to provide a better patient and family experience

Our staff

The Virginia Piper Cancer Institute's Radiation Oncology Center is defined by its dedicated, passionate staff and highly experienced physician leadership. We merge superior technical capabilities with an expert staff.

The team participates in weekly treatment planning conferences to review recent cases. This helps improve the consistency and quality of care.

Advanced treatment capabilities

The Radiation Oncology Center embraces the use of cutting-edge treatment techniques by adopting new technology early and aggressively.

  • external beam therapy
  • brachytherapy
  • stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)
  • fractionated stereotactic radiation therapy (SRT)
  • stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR)
  • 3-D conformal radiation therapy
  • intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
  • image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
  • volumetric arc therapy (VMAT)
  • respiratory gating
  • CT simulation
  • cardiac brachytherapy
  • radium 223

Source: Virginia Piper Cancer Institute; Stedman's Medical Dictionary, 28th edition
Reviewed By: Katie Schwarzkopf, manager, Radiation Oncology Program, Virginia Piper Cancer Institute
First Published: 02/17/2010
Last Reviewed: 03/05/2014