Looking for a non-surgical alternative to treat basal or squamous cell carcinomas or keloids? Southwest Michigan Dermatology has the option for you! We are the only practice who offers this advanced treatment within forty miles of Portage, MI. Image-Guided SRT is performed right here in our main office under the supervision of your own doctor by a Board-Certified Radiation Therapist. Image guided means an ultrasound is completed each visit so you can actually observe the progression of your treatment! If you’ve been diagnosed with a non-melanoma skin cancer or keloid, call us today to schedule an appointment to see if you’re a candidate for this non-invasive alternative that boasts a 99% patient satisfaction rating.
What is Image-Guided Superficial Radiation Therapy?
Image-Guided Superficial Radiation Therapy (IG-SRT) is a nonsurgical superficial treatment that uses low levels of X-ray energy to kill cancer cells and allow normal tissue to grow back in its place. For many people dealing with nonmelanoma skin cancer, Image-Guided SRT offers 99.3% cure rate without the downtime, side effects, and cosmetic issues sometimes associated with surgery.
Does the treatment cause damage anywhere else?
No, the treatment only penetrates a few millimeters into the skin and has little to no effect on normal tissue.
How much time do I spend in the office for treatment?
Generally, 10-15 minutes are spent in office for each treatment. You will be comfortably seated in the treatment chair for each treatment. The first appointment takes approximately 30-45 minutes for treatment planning.
How many treatments does it take?
Typically, it takes 20 treatments, with 3-4 treatments a week, to complete the full course of therapy.
What should I expect with IG-SRT?