Image-Guided Superficial Radiotherapy is an innovative technology designed to treat certain skin cancers without pain, scarring, or surgery. Although you should discuss all of your treatment options with a healthcare provider, Image-Guided SRT is a safe, effective, and surgery-free treatment option for basal cell skin cancer and squamous cell skin cancer, as well as other common forms of the disease.
Image-Guided SRT: A Closer Look at the Process
Image-Guided SRT delivers painless treatment over the course of several visits. Each session only takes a few minutes, and those who opt for this treatment are able to immediately return to their normal schedules. Here’s what you should expect if you decide to pursue Image-Guided SRT:
- Image-Guided SRT uses ultrasound images in order to clearly define the affected skin cancer area.
- Once this identification has taken place, basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers are directly targeted with concentrated x-ray energy.
- Image-Guided SRT does not require any cutting, so people who choose this treatment option will work with a specially trained therapist, not a surgeon.
- As a result, there is no need for subsequent reconstructive work. People with skin cancer can pursue Image-Guided SRT treatment without any interruptions to their lifestyle or daily activities.
From beginning to end, this treatment for common forms of skin cancer requires less healing time than surgery, with fewer side effects and better cosmetic results.
Take advantage of our resources to learn more about common forms of skin cancer—and let us know how we can help you take your next steps with confidence!
Ask Your Doctor if Image-Guided SRT is Right for You
People with basal and squamous cell skin cancers now have a gentler alternative to Mohs surgery. This treatment is covered by most insurance plans and is available through dermatology practices across the country.
Although you should only make decisions about treatment after consulting with your healthcare provider, we want you to enter into these conversations with as much information as possible! Compare Image-Guided SRT vs. Mohs surgery to get a better sense of what’s at stake, and don’t hesitate to reach out if you’d like to speak with a skin cancer information specialist.