To help you and your family better understand the treatment options available, we have created this section of the Web site to explain how radiation therapy is used to safely and effectively treat cancer, answer some commonly asked questions and offer some valuable resources that are available to you from local, regional and national organizations.

The information presented on this section of the site has been compiled from several sources, physicians and other members of the radiation oncology team who provide expertise on the topic presented. However, this information should not be used in place of advice from a medical professional. If you have questions about a specific treatment, please contact one of our radiation oncologists.

Select one of the options below for more information:

Waterford Place Cancer Resource Center
What to Expect
Frequently Asked Questions
Web Resources

acr accreditation

ACR AcredidationThe Radiation Therapy Center at Riverwest has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in Radiation Oncology by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

The ACR is the nation's oldest and most widely accepted radiation oncology accrediting body, with over 650 accredited sites, and 29 years of accreditation experience. The ACR seal of accreditation represents the highest level of quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting specific Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards developed by ACR after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified radiation oncologists and medical physicists who are experts in the field.

Riverwest offers radiation therapies that include: traditional 3-D conformal treatment along with Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT). Beginning next spring, Riverwest will also offer Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT), Respiratory Gating System and Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT).

Cancer IMRT

physician referral

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8:00AM - 4:30PM

Oncology Hospital


1221 N Highland Ave
Aurora, IL 60506-1404
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Radiation Therapy Effects