COVID-19 Updates & Safe Care with Us - Read More | Notification of Blackbaud Data Security Incident - Read More

Contact Us

Call 703.558.6284 to reach radiation oncology at Virginia Hospital Center.

Radiation Oncology

Doctor and radiology patient with head covering

If your cancer treatment plan includes radiation, take comfort in knowing you're getting some of the nation's best care at The Hitt Family Center for Radiation Oncology at Virginia Hospital Center. Join patients from around the world who visit us for renowned, highly skilled specialists and innovative technology.

The Hitt Family Center for Radiation Oncology features a state-of-the-art treatments that provide advanced radiation treatments for lung, breast, prostate, head and neck, and other types of cancer.

Your Treatment Plan

Benefit from our comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to care. During your first visit, you'll meet with your radiation oncologist (cancer doctor) and a cancer nurse. Your radiation oncologist may talk to other specialists to determine the best treatment plan. You may also receive other treatments, such as chemotherapy, hormone therapy or surgery.

Feel better, during and after treatment with help from Cancer Support Services staff.

Improved Accuracy for Better Results

You may benefit from AlignRT, a safe, noninvasive way to track your position before and during radiation therapy. To make treatment more accurate, it uses a 3D stereo camera to track the skin and compare it to the ideal position. The system can pause treatment if you move out of the right position. It can even reduce radiation damage to the heart in breast patients when used with the deep inspiration breath hold technique.

With this technology, you will not need a permanent tattoo to mark the spot for radiation therapy.

Learn more about Virginia Hospital Center's advanced, accurate radiation technology, including Calypso treatment for prostate cancer and CyberKnife radiosurgery.

Laronda Peterson

“In October 2014, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was 37 years old with no history of breast cancer in my family when my doctor found a lump. Dr. Nasr did an excellent job of explaining the BioZorb device to me. It was reassuring to know the radiation was targeted exactly where it needed to go. I’m doing great.”
— LaRonda Peterson, Suitland, MD

Access Mayo Clinic’s Expertise

As part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Virginia Hospital Center brings the world-renowned expertise and knowledge of Mayo Clinic to our community. How can I access the expertise of Mayo Clinic? It’s simple – all you need is to be under the care of a physician on Virginia Hospital’s Center medical Staff. 

Find a VHC Doctor Access the Mayo Clinic Health Library

Related Locations

  • Main Hospital
    Main Hospital

    703-558-5000

    1701 N George Mason Drive
    Arlington, VA 22205