Medical services

The different clinical services constitute the backbone on which the healthcare activity of MD Anderson Cancer Center Madrid is organised.


Radiation Oncology / Radiotherapy

Radiation Oncology is a medical specialty dedicated to the diagnostic, clinical and therapeutic aspects of the caring for the cancer patient, primarily focusing on the use of radiation treatments, such as x-ray, high-energy gamma-rays (high-energy photons), electron beams etc.

Since MD Anderson Madrid treated the first patient in November 2000 to date, many years of experience back our treatments with over 10,000 cancer patients treated. MD Anderson Madrid has pioneered a variety of technological means (the implementation of the verification and recording computer system Impac in 2004, BAT ultrasound image guided radiation therapy in 2005, 4D CT Radiosurgery in 2010) and new techniques like Intraoperative Radiation Therapy by means of high-dose brachytherapy (2001), extra-cranial radiosurgery for lung and livercancer (2001) and IMRT with Elektra accelerators (2004).

  • Intense Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT)
  • Radiosurgery
  • Brachytherapy and Prostate Brachytherapy
  • Image guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
  • Virtual CT simulation
  • Intraoperative radiation therapy
  • Gating / 4D CT
  • PET-CT
  • Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery of the spine
  • Total skin electron therapy (TSET)

  • Trilogy TX linear accelerator
  • Precise linear accelerator
  • High-dose brachytherapy system
  • HDR MicroSelectron
  • VCT 64-slice CT
  • 1.5T MRI
  • PET-CT

The Radiation Physics and Radiation Protection Department works on three different areas:

Radiation Therapy:
The department is responsible for quality control of the equipment used in Radiation Therapy, which includes the accelerator, simulator, brachytherapy, image guided radiation therapy systems (IGRT), planning and dosage systems and radiation measurement instruments. It is in charge of radiation beam calibration. This is done applying a quality control system based on recommendations of Spanish and international organisms and validated by MD Anderson Houston. The system includes daily, weekly, monthly and 6-monthly quality controls.

Together with the Radiation Therapy Service it forms part of the Oversight Program under which MD Anderson Houston oversees the quality of services in their satellite centers inside and outside of the United States. In accordance with the program, data on various quality indicators are collected regularly. These indicators are analyzed periodically, looking at any weak points in the workflow and setting goals to improve treatments.

The aim of the program is to offer the same standards in quality as in MD Anderson Houston in all their satellite centers and generate a spirit of continuous improvement among the professionals working at MD Anderson Madrid.

The department carries out quality controls and approves X-ray emitting equipment.

Radiation Protection:
The work of Radiation Protection involves measuring radiation levels in X-ray and radioactive facilities, designing radiological shielding for rooms housing any radioactive equipment and drafting reports for the Nuclear Safety Council and for the Ministry of Industry.

  • Cáncer de cabeza y cuello
  • Cáncer de cerebro
  • Cáncer de colon
  • Cáncer de cuello uterino / cervix
  • Cáncer de esófago
  • Cáncer de estómago
  • Cáncer de hueso
  • Cáncer de mama
  • Cáncer de mama inflamatorio
  • Cáncer de páncreas
  • Cáncer de próstata
  • Cáncer de pulmón
  • Cáncer de vejiga
  • Linfoma de Hodgkin
  • Linfoma no hodgkiniano
  • Sarcoma de tejidos blandos