Advanced cancer treatment in Richmond, Virginia
Our radiation oncology department at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital in Richmond, Virginia, is fully accredited by the American College of Radiology and the American College of Surgeon’s National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and Commission on Cancer.
As part of our commitment to providing high-quality, advanced medical care to our patients, we are proud to be one of only a few facilities in the entire United States using HyperArc™ high-definition radiotherapy (HDRT), breakthrough technology that is bringing in a new era of precision in regards to cancer treatment.
To schedule an appointment or for any questions, please call us at (804) 320-3627. Visit HCA Virginia to learn more about radiation therapy.
What is radiation therapy?
Radiation therapy is an advanced form of cancer treatment that uses beams of high-dose radiation to kill cancer cells in the body. Radiation therapy can also help shrink tumors. Radiation therapy beams are aimed at precise locations in the body, in order to target the cancerous area while sparing surrounding body tissue.
State-of-the-art radiation oncology technology
Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital features the latest innovative technologies and includes the East Coast’s first and only TrueBeam® linear accelerator with HyperArc™ high-definition radiotherapy (HDRT). The HyperArc™ HDRT is designed to improve radiotherapy and radiosurgery treatments, delivering a new era of precision, reduced side effects and tumor control for patients.
HyperArc™ HDRT has unique capabilities and allows clinicians the ability to deliver more compact radiation doses that closely conform to the size, shape and location of tumors while sparing more surrounding healthy tissue. Treatments can be delivered in a conventional time slot, allowing our physicians to perform higher-quality radiosurgery for more patients.
Our state-of-the-art facility also features a second linear accelerator known as the Trilogy with RapidArc®, designed to deliver highly targeted treatments to many types of tumors. We also have a new 3D stereotactic table, two new 3D tomosynthesis mammography machines and a new computed tomography (CT) scanner for stimulation purposes.
With the expert guidance of our radiation oncologists and physician care team, we are proud to provide our patients with optimal radiosurgery treatment in a safe and efficient manner. Our team will map a plan for treatment, recovery and follow up tailored precisely to your needs.
Radiation oncology team
Laurie Cuttino, MD, radiation oncologist
Dr. Cuttino graduated summa cum laude from Clemson University with a degree in chemical engineering. She attended medical school and completed her residency in radiation oncology at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has extensive post-graduate training in brachytherapy and specializes in all non-pediatric cancers.
Dr. Cuttino has published over 40 peer-reviewed medical papers and has contributed to over 20 medical textbooks. She serves as the medical director of radiation oncology at the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Henrico Doctors' Hospital and is an associate professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is regularly voted one of Richmond's top doctors.
Theresa is the radiation oncology manager at the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital. Working in radiation oncology for 25 years, Theresa and her team provide patients with expert guidance and optimal radiosurgery treatment in a safe and effective manner.
Radiation therapy videos
About Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute
Henrico Doctors’ Hospital is part of Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare. Our family of hospitals provides comprehensive cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for people facing cancer in our communities. From diagnosis, to treatment and survivorship care, our oncology expertise ensures you have access to locally-trusted care with the support of a globally-recognized network.
Have cancer questions? We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially-trained nurses are available 24/7 and all calls are confidential. Contact askSARAH at (804) 591-4152 or chat online at askSARAHnow.com.