Department of Radiotherapy Yao Municipal Hospital Yao-city Osaka JAPAN

Yao Municipal Hospital

Address: 1-3-1,Ryugecho,Yao-city,Osaka,581-0069,JAPAN
TEL: +81-72-922-0881


PositionFullnameFieldCertifications etc
Specially-Appointed DirectorNishiyama
Radiology (Radiotherapy)・Japan Radiological Society certified specialist in Radiology
・Japanese Society for Radiation Oncology certified physician
・Osaka University Cooperative Graduate School professor
Director of RadiologyToyofuku
Radiology (Radiotherapy)・ Japan Radiological Society Radiotherapy specialist
・ Japanese Society for Radiation Oncology Radiotherapy specialist

Overview of Department

Radiotherapy treatment for cancer is conducted.

Target cancers cover a wide variety including brain tumor, head, neck, and lung cancer, breast tumors such as a mediastinal tumor, digestive system cancers such as esophageal cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, and rectal cancer, breast cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, urological tumors such as prostate cancer, gynecological tumors such as uterus cancer and vulvar cancer, and lymphatic tumors such as malignant lymphoma.

With the new linac operating from March 2016, it is possible to provide high precision radiation treatments such as the Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and stereotactic radiotherapy (pinpoint radiation). 

By using the Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), rectal and bladder disturbance for prostate cancer, lung damage for lung cancer, and gastrointestinal disturbance caused by abdominal radiation can be significantly reduced. 

Other special irradiation methods such as irradiation that excludes the heart in order to reduce the risk of arrhythmia and coronary artery disorders concerning postoperative irradiation for breast cancer as well as irradiation that reduced the hippocampal dose to avoid the risk of adverse effects such as dementia after whole brain radiation have been introduced.

  1. Initial examinations for outpatients: morning and afternoon on Mondays and Thursdays.
    Not only inpatients, but also outpatients' initial examinations are acceptable.
  2. Subsequent examinations, for outpatients under radiotherapy: we provide examinations for patients after and under radiotherapy in the morning and afternoon on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
  3. We answer inquiries on radiotherapy by phone from outside of the hospital.

Medical examination results
New cases317例302例326例257例
Number of irradiations7441例7486例8086例7030例
Breast cancer103例101例82例87例
Prostate cancer57例68例76例53例
Lung cancer67例64例60例62例
Esophageal cancer18例16例13例19例
Large bowel cancer19例14例10例20例
Hepato-biliary-pancreatic cancer23例16例18例16例
Intensity-modulated radiation therapy
Low Level Radiation Therapy
(Pinpoint irradiation)