Image-Guided Superficial Radiation Therapy

Polley Clinic of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery PA

Board Certified Dermatologists located in Roanoke Rapids, NC & Rocky Mount, NC

More than 9,500 people in the United States receive a skin cancer diagnosis every day. Removal of the cancerous lesion is the primary treatment. Polley Clinic of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery PA, with offices in Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, Wilson, Smithfield, Goldsboro, and Fayetteville, North Carolina, offers image-guided superficial radiation therapy for removing non-melanoma cancer and unattractive keloids. The dermatology practice has five radiation therapy centers. To schedule a consultation, call the office closest to you or book online today.

Image-Guided Superficial Radiation Therapy Q & A

What is image-guided superficial radiation therapy?

Image-guided superficial radiation therapy is a non-surgical treatment option for removing non-melanoma skin cancer lesions and keloids. 

The non-surgical treatment is as effective at removing cancerous tissue as Mohs surgery, which removes cancerous lesions one layer at a time until reaching non-cancerous tissue. 

Polley Clinic of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery PA uses the Sensus® Healthcare SRT-100™ for image-guided superficial radiation therapy. Benefits of treatment include:

  • 95% cure rate
  • Short treatment sessions
  • No anesthesia, cutting, bleeding, or stitching
  • No downtime
  • No unsightly scars
  • No need for post-treatment reconstructive surgery
  • Painless

With image-guided superficial radiation therapy, there’s also a lower risk of post-procedure infections.

For a skin cancer evaluation or to learn more about image-guided superficial radiation therapy, contact Polley Clinic of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery PA.

How does image-guided superficial radiation therapy work?

Image-guided superficial radiation therapy works by delivering a precisely calibrated dose of superficial radiation therapy that only penetrates five millimeters below the surface of your skin. 

The minimally invasive treatment effectively removes both basal and squamous cell carcinoma and unattractive keloids. 

What happens during image-guided superficial radiation therapy?

Polley Clinic of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery PA performs image-guided superficial radiation therapy at five of its offices. Your treatment only takes a few minutes and may be conducted daily for several weeks. 

Image-guided superficial radiation treats lesions on your arms, legs, back, and trunk. It also works especially well on skin cancers located on the head and neck, especially along the fold of the nose, eyelids, lips, corner of the mouth, and the lining of the ear. 

How can image-guided superficial radiation therapy help keloids?

Keloids are unsightly, sometimes painful, claw-like scars. Surgery, acne, chickenpox, piercings, and burns may cause keloids. Image-guided superficial radiation therapy at Polley Clinic of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery PA is an effective treatment for removing keloids. 

The minimally invasive treatment is also a good option for individuals genetically prone to keloids. 

Patients of all skin types who undergo quick and painless treatment with image-guided superficial radiation therapy for their keloids enjoy cure rates of 90% or higher. 

To learn more about image-guided superficial radiation therapy for skin cancer, contact Polley Clinic of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery PA by phone or online today.