Leading the way in cancer medicine
A.M.P. Radiation Oncology, a Division of Associated Medical Professionals of NY, offers the full range of Radiation Oncology Services with highly experienced and compassionate staff including board certified physicists, dosimetrists, radiation therapists, registered nurses and physicians.
“A.M.P. Radiation Oncology was a very positive experience in dealing with my overall treatment; from the first meeting to my last treatment I felt completely at ease.”
Our mission is to provide the best treatment available to our patients in the most compassionate way utilizing the most advanced, proven technology. Our technology includes state-of–the art Varian Linear Accelerator Treatment Machines including the Edge® and Trilogy® Systems. The linear accelerators are equipped to deliver high quality treatments, such as IGRT (Image Guided Radiation Therapy) and IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy) including HyperArc® and RapidArc® rotational therapy. These technologies minimize side effects, support higher cure rates, and best patient outcomes. They help deliver precise treatment in a minimal amount of time for prostate, breast, bladder, head and neck cancers.
As one of the earlier adopters of this technology, A.M.P. Radiation Oncology has become one of the most experienced users in the country. Additionally, A.M.P. Radiation Oncology has an SBRT program (Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy) for a variety of cancer types. SBRT technology offers an extremely precise, short course of treatment for appropriate candidates. A.M.P. Radiation Oncology is committed to stay abreast of the latest technology to allow our patients to receive the individualized quality of care they deserve.
The A.M.P. Radiation Oncology staff includes a full complement of well qualified professionals, including two full time physicists, experienced dosimetrists and a team of therapists and nurses led by our board certified Radiation Oncologists.
Our comprehensive Radiation Oncology program includes:
A.M.P. Radiation Oncology offers the best in technology
Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
Image-based external radiation therapy that can be completed in one to five days rather than several weeks
Image-guided radiation therapy that pinpoints a moving target
Intensity-modulated radiation therapy which modulates the radiation dose to spare healthy tissue
Radiopharmaceutical (Molecular) Therapy
This technology targets cancer cells with a radioactive drug (radiopharmaceutical). Radiopharmaceuticals typically consist of a radioactive atom (also known as a radionuclide) combined with a cell-targeting molecule that seeks cancer cells. When the radiopharmaceutical binds to the target on the tumor cells, it brings the radiation directly to the tumor cells, no matter where they are located in the body, and treats the cancer.
Edge® Radiosurgery System
With the Edge® radiosurgery system, a wide range of tumors that are typically difficult to reach with traditional surgery can be targeted and treated with power and precision. LEARN MORE ABOUT EDGE
HyperArc® Radiotherapy- HyperArc®*
New, state-of-the-art technique that allows radiation oncologists to treat patient’s cancer faster with greater accuracy and efficiency
RapidArc® delivers uncompromised radiation treatment in two minutes or less. See the Technology Focus below
*HyperArc® and RapidArc® treatments are easier on the patient, who do not need to hold still for long periods of time. By reducing the time it takes to deliver precise forms of radiation therapy, these technologies improve the quality of care and of patient comfort. The chance of the cancer target moving outside the radiation beam is reduced allowing for more dose to the target and less dose to healthy structures.
A.M.P. Radiation Oncology treatment
A.M.P. Radiation Oncology can treat any cancer patient requiring radiation treatment. Some of the most common cancers treated with radiation include prostate, lung, breast, brain, bladder, bone, colorectal, esophageal, GYN, skin, head and neck or pancreatic cancer.
Radiation treatments are normally delivered on a daily basis and typically take about 15-20 minutes. A course of treatment varies depending on the location of the disease and the stage of the disease.
The treatment room is designed for patient comfort and equipped with video monitors and an audio system that allows the therapist to see, hear, and even talk to the patient, if needed while the treatment is being delivered. There are no sensations experienced while receiving the actual daily treatment. Unless discouraged for other medical reasons, patients can drive themselves to and from each treatment. Typically, the patient can continue their normal routine while undergoing radiation treatment and if they are working, can continue to do so.