The Johns Hopkins University Department of Radiation Oncology at the Suburban Outpatient Medical Center is a state of the art facility offering patients access to high quality radiation therapy and to high quality patient centered care. The Department provides patients with integrated technology to ensure the most effective and safest treatment plans that are specific to each patient's unique need. Radiation treatments at the Center include 3D conformal treatment, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), and Brachytherapy. To learn more about these therapeutic radiology procedures, click here. The Department and staff are fully integrated with the Johns Hopkins University providing excellence in clinical care, quality, and safety and access to unique clinical trials. To speak to a provider or to schedule an appointment, please call 301-896-2012.
A Unique Partnership with GCM-Suburban Imaging
The diagnostic capabilities available at GCM-Suburban Imaging make it one of the most technologically sophisticated and integrated radiology facilities in Montgomery County. The office is located just two floors above Radiation Oncology in the Suburban Outpatient Medical Center. The equipment includes spiral CT, high-field MRI, a combined PET/CT scanner and a multislice CT for diagnostic and screeing CT exams. Through a picture archiving communication system (PACS), image capture is digital, allowing radiologists a variety of processing options for enhanced interpretive abilities. Suburban Hospital's ability to fuse high-tech MRI and PET images from the GCM-Suburban Imaging Center with the radiation therapy treatment planning system has enhanced target definition capabilities for radiation treatment planning.
To Make an Appointment
Patients are referred to Suburban Outpatient Radiation Oncology by their physician. To make an appointment, call 301-896-2012. Our staff will mail you some forms to complete prior to your visit. On the day of your appointment, bring those forms, your insurance card, picture ID, and your referral. Your first visit will include a 1½ hour consultation with one of our radiation oncologists. If it is determined that you will be treated with radiation, you'll be scheduled for a simulation (45 minutes to 1 hour), either that day or for another time. Treatment usually begins within a week.