The Chesapeake Urology Prostate Center, located in Owings Mills, Maryland, is a beautiful, state-of-the-art facility designed and built for the needs, comfort and convenience of patients receiving radiation therapy for prostate cancer. Unlike other radiation therapy centers in Maryland that treat various kinds of cancer, we only specialize in and focus on prostate cancer.
We offer the most convenient, supportive and comfortable environment for our patients and have a high patient satisfaction rating: 98 percent of our patients rate their experience as "very satisfied."
The Center's amenities include:
- Comfortable patient lounge with Wi-Fi access, flat screen TV, resource library and refreshments
- Concierge and reception area
- Atmosphere of supportive camaraderie
- Free standing facility located on the first floor
- Free parking close to the facility
- Easy access from I-83, I-795, I-95, I-70 and Route 40, byt taking the Reisterstown Rd. exit from I-695
- Prostate cancer support group meetings
About our highly trained staff
Our medical staff consists of four top radiation oncologists who trained at leading medical institutions in the U.S., including Johns Hopkins University, Jefferson University and the University of Pennsylvania. Highly experienced, they have been in practice for several decades. All are certified by the American Board of Radiology and accredited by the American College of Radiation Oncologists. Several of our radiation oncologists have repeatedly been named "Top Docs" by Baltimore magazine.
The Prostate Center's specialty team includes radiation physicists and medical dosimetrists. The physicist is a PhD-trained specialist responsible for planning and ensuring that the optimal dose of radiation is delivered safely. The dosimetrist is a highly trained professional who works with the radiation oncologist and physicist to develop the customized treatment plan and calculate the exact dose of radiation to fight the cancer. The dosimetrist also conducts an independent "map check" for the correct dosage on every patient's plan. Our radiation therapists provide daily radiation treatment under the radiation oncologist's prescription and supervision. They are licensed by the State of Maryland, belong to the Society of Radiologic Technologists, and are trained to administer image-guided radiation treatment (IMRT). Additionally, they go through annual safety and quality assurance training and exams.
The Prostate Center features a Varian linear accelerator, which is a state-of-the-art piece of equipment with safety mechanisms for the delivery of external beam radiation therapy. We focus on strict safety rules and quality assurance protocols to provide high quality radiation therapy care. We conduct daily, monthly and annual safety checks and evaluations on our equipment.
Safety and quality assurance
Your safety is a primary concern to us. The Chesapeake Urology Prostate Center has all of the necessary safeguards and systems in place. We are ever-vigilant in establishing new and better practices on a continual basis to prevent errors and accidents, and to deliver safe, high-quality care. Our safety and quality assurance protocols are strictly adhered to by our medical staff for each phase of treatment including consultation, planning, pre-treatment and post-treatment.
We adhere to the new guidelines established by the American Association of Physics and Medicine as additional checks for correct dosage and to the current NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology. We also have regular annual inspections by the State of Maryland.
Integrated therapy under one roof
Since The Prostate Center opened in mid-2007, we have provided more than 25,000 radiation treatments. We work closely with your urologist and the rest of your CUA team to ensure that you have the best possible care experience. All patient activities are handled in one convenient location under one roof, including:
- Second opinions
- Radiation treatment
- Support, family counseling, and after-care
Are you considering radiation therapy? Our experienced radiation oncologists at the Prostate Center offer a variety approaches, including several types of external beam radiation and brachytherapy. Learn more about each type of radiation therapy.