Continuous improvements in technologies and techniques have revolutionized radiation oncology, and SCOA has been the pacesetter in radiation oncology in South Carolina and much of the Southeast. SCOA was one of the first South Carolina oncology centers to implement revolutionary radiation therapy treatments, such as:
SCOA is one of a limited number of private practices with access to Gamma Knife technology, which uses precise beams of radiation to destroy tumors of the brain, head and neck. Our SCOA radiation oncologists and medical physicists work with neurosurgeons in South Carolina to provide care at the Gamma Knife Center of the Carolinas. There, they treat brain tumors, vascular abnormalities affecting blood vessels, and other neurologic conditions. Because the Gamma Knife uses beams of radiation rather than complicated invasive surgery, patients can undergo treatment as outpatients and avoid a lengthy hospital stay.