Low-Dose Radiation

At Arizona Oncology, we deliver leading-edge treatments to help you thrive.

Managing pain with osteoarthritis can be a challenge. Arizona Oncology is proud to offer low-dose radiation therapy to osteoarthritis patients as an alternative treatment where other pain management has not worked.

The radiation therapy experts at Arizona Oncology are devoted to providing compassionate, world-class care close to where patients live and work. Our team treats osteoarthritis patients at our Goodyear location.

13555 W. McDowell Rd., #105 Goodyear, AZ 85395
Call: 623-469-4222 Fax: 623-535-7367

At lower dose rates, radiation therapy has powerful anti-inflammatory properties. This painless treatment has minimal side effects and is covered by most insurance plans. Low-dose radiation therapy is suitable for older patients with refractory osteoarthritis.

Low-Dose Radiation Therapy (LD-RT)

is a proven, effective treatment that has been used to treat a variety of painful musculoskeletal conditions, including osteoarthritis. It was first used shortly after X-rays were discovered and has become more commonly used as radiation techniques have improved.

“While radiation therapy is normally used to treat and kill cancer, however in lower doses is a powerful anti-inflammatory treatment that can effectively treat pain from osteoarthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions. We have had success treating many patients with foot, ankle, knee, hip, lower back, shoulder and hand arthritis and alleviating their pain sometimes within the first one to two treatments.”

“We are very excited to be the first ones in Arizona to offer non-invasive, Low-Dose Radiation Therapy for osteoarthritis. In just six treatments lasting less than 20 minutes given every other day, we are able to provide great pain relief to the majority of patients. The treatments do not cause any side effects and are covered by Medicare and the majority of insurance plans. In many cases, patients have found this a great alternative prior to injections, surgery, medications or other treatments that may be more bothersome.”

Radiotherapy System

Neil D’Souza, MD

What to Expect from
Low-Dose Radiation Therapy

How is treatment delivered?

Treatment is given via our top-of-the-line and patient-friendly Halycon radiation machine.

How many treatments will I have?

Six treatments are given either every other day or twice a week over the course of two to three weeks.

How long does each treatment take?

Each treatment takes less than 10 minutes. Multiple joints can be treated in the same treatment session.

Are there side effects?

LD-RT is painless, and a long-term study of patients receiving the treatment found no acute or late side effects.

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