Superficial Radiotherapy (SRT), is a low-energy radiotherapy that penetrates only a short distance below the surface of the skin, is a highly effective, painless, and cosmetically attractive alternative to surgery in selected cancers and patients populations. The SRT-100 Visiontm by Sensus Healthcare is the new and most advanced choice for superfical radiotherapy available today, is painless, and very similar to having an X-ray.
The SRT-100 Visiontm treats non-melanoma skin cancers that are found on the surface of the skin. It can be used for lesions on the arms, legs, back, and trunk but it is especially well suited for skin cancers of the head and nexk regions – the folds in the nose, eyelids, lips, corner of mouth, and the lining of the ear – that would otherwise lead to a less than desirable cosmetic outcome. SRT is also a great treatment option for patients who are considered high risk for surgical procedures.
What to expect:
- The SRT procedure is non-surgical and does not require the use of anesthetics.
- You will be required to attend several sessions, depending on your doctor’s recommendations.
- Tell your doctor about medications you are taking and continue them unless your physician tells you otherwise.
- The X-ray will be directed towards the lesion by placing an applicator cone over the treated area.
- Once the treatment begins it will take less than 90 seconds to deliver the therapy.
- The treatment is painless, but you will notice skin redness by the end of the first week’s treatment.
- Post treatment, the skin will form a protective scab. The new, healthy skin will develop underneath it.
Elizabeth Miller is a certified Radiation Therapist at UDC. She received her Bachelors of Science Degree from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College majoring in Pre-Medicine. Elizabeth then went on to receive her Associates Degree in Applied Science from Ivy Tech Community College – Bloomington majoring in Radiation Therapy. Elizabeth chose radiation therapy because it allowed her to combine her passion for patient care and her interest in technology.