UK Radiation Medicine is part of the University of Kentucky’s Markey Cancer Center. Our facilities have been very recently upgraded to include a complete renovation of our clinical facilities. Recent equipment installations include Tomotherapy, wide-bore 4DCT simulation, On-Board Imaging including cone-beam CT, and Gamma Knife Perfexion. In addition, our information management system was upgraded to Mosaiq and a PACS system was installed. We offer a full range of clinical services to our patients including IMRT, SBRT, 3D conformal, TBI and TSI.
We are fortunate to have one of the most active brachytherapy programs in the region. We treat approximately 300 patients per year using our Varisource HDR unit, as well as numerous LDR procedures, including prostate brachytherapy, eye plaques for ocular melanoma, gold seed implants and Cs137 endocavitary applications. Radiopharmaceutical applications are also performed (i.e. Sm) As such, our residents are exposed to a uniquely diverse range of brachytherapy procedures.
Treatment planning is performed using our CMS Xio planning system. We have 6 full-function workstations located in our large, newly renovated dosimetry space, as well as 3 remote simulation/review workstations. Web-based connectivity is available clinic-wide via CMS Focal-Pro® remote viewing software.
All resident have access to the UK library system. This system houses multiple physical libraries including one in the College of Medicine, located in an adjacent building. On-line access to journals and search engines (e.g. Medline) is provided.
Our two residents share an office. They each have a desk top computer issued by the department of radiation medicine.
They have access to a suite of software including Microsoft Office products, Mosaiq, Matlab, Adobe acrobat and other items. Our department conference room is equipped with two computers and two "smart board" screens that facilitate didactic teaching efforts.