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Radiation Oncology

Yale New Haven Hospital is the first in Connecticut to be awarded accreditation by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Accreditation Program for Excellence (APEx) for Smilow Cancer Hospital sites in New Haven, Hamden, Guilford, Trumbull, and Waterford. This ensures that patients who choose Smilow Cancer Hospital for radiation oncology receive care delivered with the highest safety and quality standards in the industry. Learn more about ASTRO APEx
Radiation Oncology Services at Smilow Cancer Hospital combine the most important considerations for cancer patients who are in need of radiation therapy: the latest treatment methods and highly skilled, patient-centered care.

In collaboration with the Department of Therapeutic Radiology, the staff of Radiation Oncology Services carefully customize treatment plans for each patient to optimize benefit while minimizing radiation exposure to surrounding healthy tissue. In addition to treatments, full clinic services are also available, including patient consultations and follow-up visits for patients who have completed their prescribed course of radiation therapy.

Services offered include:

  • External beam therapy
  • Intracavitary and interstitial brachytherapy
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
  • Body Stereotactic Radiosurgery (BODY SRS)
  • Gamma Knife