The J. Allen Knox Radiation Therapy Center combines state-of-the-art equipment
and the skills of a highly qualified staff to provide each cancer patient
with a safe and effective personalized treatment plan.
Wake Forest Baptist Cancer Center Radiation Oncologists provide services
for targeted cancer treatments using advanced technology for the best
chance of cures at the J. Allen Knox Radiation Therapy Center. Radiation
Oncologists can also provide access to clinical protocol trials and monitor
recovery to ensure you remain cancer free after treatment.
Equipment includes a new TrueBeam radiotherapy technology system, two mega
voltage linear accelerators for cancer treatment, a superficial treatment
machine for the treatment of skin cancer, a simulator for planning treatment
fields, and a computerized treatment planning system.
Click here to learn more about the radiation therapy treatments we offer.
Dr. Gayla Lowery
Director of Radiation Therapy
Jerry Sintay, CMD, is certified by the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board.
A CMD works to calculate the radiation dose to make sure the tumor receives
the radiation dose as prescribed by the doctor. Using complex computer
programs, the dosimetrist develops treatment plans that can best destroy
the cancer while sparing the normal tissue. Since treatment plans are
often very complex, the dosimetrist works with the radiation oncologist
and physicist to develop the treatment that is best for each individual patient.
Radiation therapists administer the daily radiation treatments under the
radiation oncologist's prescription and supervision. They maintain
records of the treatments and monitor the treatment machines during the
radiation treatments to assure that they are working properly.
Radiation therapists are certified by the American Registry of Radiologic
Clinic assistants schedule and register patients for the radiation therapy
consultation with the radiation oncologists. Clinic assistants also acquire
the patient's medical records and interview the patient to collect
their medical history data for assessment by the radiation oncologist.
A clinic assistant assists the radiation oncologist during patient examinations.
For more information about radiation therapy and other cancer treatments,
talk to your physician or call the J. Allen Knox Radiation Therapy Center