Radiation Oncology at University Hospital


The U-M Department of Radiation Oncology delivers radiation treatment to more than 1,600 inpatients and outpatients each year, and provides professional consultation services annually to more than 3,000 cancer patients and their referring physicians. Located within University Hospital, the radiotherapy facilities use sophisticated equipment to offer high-caliber patient care and provide patients with access to the most current clinical protocols. The facility features:

  • Computed tomography (CT) simulator and five Varian linear accelerators
  • Use of innovative, cutting-edge technologies such as on-board imaging, daily patient positioning and active breathing control
  • A collaborative environment highlighted by participation in numerous cancer-specific multidisciplinary tumor boards and clinics here at the U-M
  • A qualified and compassionate staff of board-certified radiation oncologists, resident physicians, nurses, radiation therapists, physician assistants, dosimetrists and social workers all supported by an excellent administrative and clerical staff.

Main services

  • Adult and Pediatric Radiation Oncology
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • High-dose-rate (HDR) and low-dose-rate (LDR) brachytherapy
  • External beam radiation therapy
  • Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
  • 3-D conformal radiation therapy (CRT)
  • Enrollment in University of Michigan research treatment protocols, including Institutional and Cooperative Group (Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, Southwest Oncology Group, Children's Cancer Study Group)