Cedars-Sinai is a leader in providing high-quality healthcare encompassing primary care, specialized medicine and research. Since 1902, Cedars-Sinai has evolved to meet the needs of one of the most diverse regions in the nation, setting standards in quality and innovative patient care, research, teaching and community service. It offers a wide array of funded basic, translational and clinical research programs. As clinical examples, the Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute and Saul and Joyce Brandman Breast Center are among the premier brain and breast-tumor programs in the country, providing abundant clinical experiences for education and research.
The Department of Radiation Oncology runs a centralized service providing radiation oncology services to the hospital, the Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute and the surrounding community. Residents will receive a full complement of training in external beam radiation, including intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), stereotactic cranial and body radiation therapy, and brachytherapy for breast, lung, prostate and gynecologic malignancies.
Linear accelerator is used in radiation treatments at the Cedars-Sinai Department of Radiation Oncology.
By contouring tumors and normal structures in three dimensions, as shown in this image, radiation treatments can be delivered without damaging normal structures.
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles was listed among the top five children's hospitals in the nation for clinical excellence in the 2014-15 rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Each year, it provides more than 100,000 children with pediatric healthcare. It is also a research hospital.