three providers prepare a patient for radiation therapy in treatment room while another provider looks at computer screens

Radiation Oncology

As part of MUSC Hollings Cancer Center, the MUSC Health Radiation Oncology team is committed to providing the best evidence-based care.

Patients are often faced with a difficult decision regarding cancer treatment using surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Using our multidisciplinary approach to cancer care, we will work to determine the best treatment recommendations and deliver the highest quality care. Our staff of physicians, nurses, physicists, dosimetrists, therapists and clinical support staff are ready to answer any questions you have.

Radiation Oncology Treatment Options

Radiation oncology (also called radiotherapy or radiation therapy) is a cancer treatment that uses high doses of radiation to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. Over the course of your treatment, the cancer cells will die or slow their growth and other symptoms caused by the tumor will lessen. We have a wide variety of modern technology enabling us to treat our patients with cutting-edge techniques and advanced clinical protocols and we are guided by the latest innovative research and clinical trials. Our treatment options include:

  • TrueBeam STx
  • Gamma Knife
  • Tomotherapy
  • Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT)
  • High Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy
  • Low Dose Rate (LDR) Brachytherapy
  • Intravascular Brachytherapy
  • Prostate Seed Implant
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)
  • Total Body Irradiation

See our technology and treatment page for more details about all of the options we offer.

Radiation Oncology Locations

Radiation Oncology/Gamma Knife

University Hospital

171 Ashley Avenue

Charleston, SC 29425

Scheduling: 843-792-1025

Radiation Oncology Florence

805 Pamplico Highway

Florence, SC 29505

Radiation Oncology at Hollings

Hollings Cancer Center

86 Jonathan Lucas Street

Floor: 1

Charleston, SC 29425

Scheduling: 843-792-3271

Radiation Oncology Mount Pleasant

Hollings Cancer Center Mt Pleasant

1180 Hospital Drive

Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Scheduling: 843-876-8411

Radiation Therapy at Tidelands Health

Waccamaw Medical Park East

4033 Highway 17 Bypass

Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Scheduling: 843-545-5600

Our team of highly-trained specialists works together to deliver the best possible care for each patient.

Clinical Trials

MUSC Hollings Cancer Center aims to not just provide excellent patient care, but also to contribute to the advancement of knowledge and the promotion of scientific discovery that will help us treat patients better in the future. We have many clinical trials and research studies that are accepting new patients. Ask your health care provider if participating in a clinical trial may be an option for you.

Learn more about clinical trials at Hollings