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Cedar Valley ASCENT at 319-888-8044.

The Newest Non-Surgical Treatment for Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

Image-Guided Superficial Radiotherapy (SRT)

No Surgery
No Scarring
No Pain
No Time Off
Image-Guided SRT

Image-Guided Superficial Radiotherapy (SRT), or Image-Guided SRT, is a non-surgical treatment option for non-melanoma skin cancer that uses low amounts of radiation, causing damage and ultimately, the death of cancer cells, allowing healthy tissue to grow back in its place. This treatment option is a painless treatment that will have no impact on daily activities. Best of all, it has a 99 percent cure rate!

The ONLY clinic in Northeast Iowa to provide

Image-Guided SRT!

The Advantages of

Image-Guided SRT in Comparison to Surgery

With Image-Guided SRT
  • Typically, a patient will be in and out of the clinic within 15 minutes or less per session.
  • There is no surgery, bleeding, stitches or surgical scars. “Image-Guides SRT is a non-surgical treatment for skin cancer.
  • There is a reduced risk of infection.
  • There is a reduced risk for short-term and long-term nerve damage that often comes with typical skin cancer treatments.
  • There is no need for anesthesia or other pain-management medication.
  • Patients can return to their daily activities immediately after treatment.

See the Results for Yourself

Before Treatment

Basal Cell cancer is shown on top of the of the patient’s ear. The ultrasound image shows a large, dark area under the skin which indicates cancer.


Halfway through the treatment, the cancer has reduced in size externally. The ultrasound image shows that the cancer is being reduced internally as well.

Two-Week Follow-up

Two weeks after treatment completion, the outside of the ear shows absolutely NO sign of cancer. The ultrasound image shows that the treatment continues to eliminate the cancer internally. At the 30-week follow-up appointment, the ultrasound shows no sign of skin cancer.

What do Patients Have to say About Image-Guided SRT?

Over the past five years, more than 40,000 people have chosen Image-Guided SRT to treat their skin cancer. 6,500 of those patients participated in a satisfaction survey and more than 99.8% have said they were happy with their choice in treatment, they are ecstatic with the results and they would gladly recommend the treatment option to other patients.

Image-Guided SRT is Covered by MOST Insurance Plans!

Check out the Research Behind Image-Guided SRT

Analysis of Image-Guided Superficial Radiation Therapy (IGSRT) on treatment of early-stage non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC)

High resolution dermal ultrasound (US) combined with superficial radiation therapy (SRT) versus non-image guided SRT or external

Available at our Waterloo and Independence locations

  • Waterloo:
    • Cedar Valley ASCENT
      2515 Cyclone Drive, Suite B
      Waterloo, IA 50701
  • Independence:
    • Buchanan County Health Center
      1600 First Street East
      Independence, IA 50644
  • Hiawatha:
    • Cedar Valley ASCENT
      1560 Boyson Road, Suite D
      Hiawatha, Iowa 52233.

Call 319-888-8044 to Learn More!

If you are interested in learning more about Image-Guided SRT, visit us online at or call us at 319-888-8044.
Schedule your consultation with Cedar Valley ASCENT today!

Early detection is important when trying to prevent and find effective treatment for skin cancer. Dr. David J. Congdon, Dr. Kenny D. Rodriguez, Emily Clinton, ARNP and Cedar Valley ASCENT can perform professional screenings and skin cancer removal treatments.

David J. Congdon, MD, MPH, FACS
Kenny D. Rodriguez, MD
Emily J. Clinton, ARNP