Dr. Michael E. Galloway
College: California State University, Stanislaus, CA
Medical School: The Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL
Internship: Preliminary Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Residency: Radiation Oncology, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
Board Certification: Radiation Oncology
West Florida Radiation Therapy is a community-based radiation oncology practice that offers innovative treatment options using leading-edge technology to achieve the best possible outcomes for our patients. Our physician and staff are dedicated to delivering the highest level of coordinated compassionate care while offering support to their families.
West Florida Radiation Therapy is an affiliate of The US Oncology Network, united with more than 1,400 independent physicians dedicated to delivering value-based, integrated care for patients — close to home. Through The Network, these independent doctors come together to form a community of shared expertise and resources dedicated to advancing local cancer care and to delivering better patient outcomes.
Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) is conformal radiation treatment guided by imaging equipment, such as a CT scanner, ultrasound or stereoscopic X-rays, that are taken prior to treatment delivery. IGRT allows radiation to be delivered to tumors with more precision than was traditionally possible, thus increasing treatment effectiveness and minimizing side effects.
Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) uses sophisticated dose calculations to design and deliver precisely targeted conformal radiation. This process involves many uniquely shaped radiation fields that are delivered to the patient using various angles and approaches. The collimator is a motrized device in the head of the linear accelerator that consists of a number of moving leaves that position themselves dynamically. The collimator adjusts to block portions of the primary beam and creates the desired shape that mirrors the profile of the tumor. During each field of treatment, the dose delivered is contoured by the multi-leaf collimator (MLC).
Your First Appointment
2560 Enterprise Road East, Clearwater, Florida, 33759 Phone.727.796.5354 Fax. 727.796.5148
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment and bring the following:
- Other doctor's names and phone numbers
- Insurance cards
- Medical history
- List of medications you are currently taking
- Driver's license, military ID or passport for photo identification