Image-Guided Superficial Radiation Therapy (IG-SRT) is a highly effective and non-surgical treatment for skin cancer. It utilizes low levels of X-ray energy to target and destroy cancer cells while allowing healthy tissue to regenerate. Unlike traditional surgery, IG-SRT offers minimal downtime, fewer side effects, and no cosmetic issues.

At Clarus Dermatology, we are proud to offer IG-SRT within the comfort of our office. If you have been diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, or non-melanoma skin cancer and have been recommended for Mohs surgery, consider IG-SRT as a less invasive alternative.

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Image-Guided Superficial Radiation Therapy (IG-SRT)

Benefits of Image-Guided SRT:

  • High success rate: With a 99+% cure rate for basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinoma, Image-Guided SRT provides excellent treatment outcomes.
  • Non-surgical option: Say goodbye to incisions, stitches, and the need for reconstructive surgery. Image-Guided SRT eliminates the need for invasive procedures.
  • Quick and convenient: Treatment sessions typically last 15 minutes or less, and you can continue your daily activities in between sessions. No downtime is required.
  • Minimal discomfort: Image-Guided SRT is a painless procedure that does not cause long-term scarring.
  • Superior cosmetic outcomes: By targeting only the affected area, healthy surrounding tissue remains unaffected, leading to excellent cosmetic results.

Why Choose Image-Guided SRT?

  • Safe and FDA Approved: Rest assured that Image-Guided SRT is a safe and proven treatment option for skin cancer.
  • Covered by Insurance: Most insurance plans, including Medicare, cover Image-Guided SRT treatments. Our team will handle the prior authorization process for you.
  • Outpatient Procedure: Receive treatment at our trusted dermatology practice without the need for referrals or exorbitant facility fees.
  • Targeted and Customized: Image-Guided SRT focuses precisely on the cancerous cells while sparing healthy tissue. Our dermatologist and certified radiation therapist work together to tailor the treatment to your specific needs.
  • Alternative to Surgery: Image-Guided SRT provides a non-surgical option for patients who may have higher surgical risks or prefer to avoid the extensive healing and scarring associated with surgical procedures.

What to Expect During Image-Guided SRT Treatment:

  • Ultrasound imaging will be used to determine the best treatment protocol for your specific skin cancer type, size, and location.
  • The treatment sessions are painless, and a customized shield is used to protect the surrounding healthy tissue.
  • Progress is constantly monitored using ultrasound imagery, allowing you to witness the shrinking of tumors with each consecutive week.
  • Treatment sessions typically span of 6 to 7 weeks, with 3 sessions per week lasting approximately 15 minutes each.

Side Effects and Cosmetic Results:

Image-Guided SRT minimizes surgical scarring and offers a faster recovery time compared to traditional surgical procedures. Potential side effects may include temporary skin changes or hair loss, which can be managed with topical creams or ointments. The long-term risk of developing secondary skin cancer is minimal.

Insurance Coverage:

Image-Guided SRT treatments are generally covered by most insurance plans, and our team will work with your insurance provider to determine your out-of-pocket expenses. We strive to ensure transparent communication regarding cost before you commit to any treatment option.