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University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

Madison, Wisconsin


This center is located near Lake Mendota on the West end of the University of Wisconsin campus. The building also houses the UW Medical School clinical programs, the UW School of Nursing and the UW Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center (UWCCC). The UWCCC, which includes the radiation oncology department, is nationally recognized as a leader in cancer research, education and treatment. UW Hospital is a 566-bed facility that ranks among the finest academic medical centers in the United States. Frequently cited in publications listing the nation's best health care providers, UW Hospital and Clinics is recognized as a national leader in fields such as cancer treatment, pediatrics, ophthalmology, surgical specialties and organ transplantation.  The fourfold mission of the hospital includes excellence in patient care, teaching, research and community outreach. The radiation oncology department treats a wide variety of primary tumors and other conditions utilizing modern equipment and a team of well trained specialists. In addition to the primary department, there is also a radiation oncology clinic on the East side of Madison in which students and staff rotate.  Major equipment and treatment programs include:

  • Three Varian linear accelerators ranging in energy from 4 Mev-23 Mev with portal imaging and Cone Beam CT and kV imaging
  • Two Tomotherapy Hi-Art Treatment Machines
  • View Ray Treatment Machine
  • Varian Acuity simulator
  • CT/PET scanner
  • Nucletron Selectron High Dose Rate Afterloading system for brachytherapy (for GYN, Breast, and Prostate malignancies)
  • Programs in stereotactic radiotherapy (Single fraction and fractionated stereotactic)
  • Tomotherapy and linac based IMRT, Conventional and three dimensional treatment planning systems
  • Pediatric and adult populations 

Educational Director is Amy Heath, MS, RTT

RT Heath