Radiation Oncology is changing the way patients fight cancer. Radiation Oncology or Radiotherapy is the medical use of radiation to kill or control malignant (cancerous) cells.
IMAGE-GUIDED RADIATION THERAPY (IGRT)
IGRT is the process of frequent two and three dimensional imaging during a course of radiation treatment. It is used to direct the radiation beams utilizing coordinates of the actual radiation therapy treatment plan and accounts for motion (breathing for example) to ensure that the target is in the same position at every treatment session.
INTENSITY MODULATED RADIATION THERAPY (IMRT) IS A STATE-OF-THE-ART-RADATION DELIVERY SYSTEM.
IMRT treats difficult to reach tumors in the prostate with greater precision than conventional radiation. As a result, doctors are able to target the tumor with higher radiation doses while sparing the surrounding healthy tissue. Irradiating less normal tissue reduces the possibility of side effects and improves your quality of life.
Improved tumor targeting may make it possible to deliver higher radiation doses to the tumor and thereby increase the likelihood of better tumor control.
There are several ways MRT differs from conventional radiation therapy.
IMRT employs a powerful, advanced software to plan a precise dose of radiation, based on tumor size, shape and location.
The prostate cancer radiation is sculpted in doses that match the exact 3D geometrical shape of the tumor, including concave and convex shapes.
IMRT adjusts the intensity of radiation beams across the treatment area as needed with laser accuracy.
Because of it's greater degree of accuracy IMRT may be an treatment option if you have reached the maximum allowable dose of prostate cancer radiation therapy and have recurrent tumor in the treated area.
IGRT AND IMRT technologies take radiation therapy one step further by raising the quality of care by lowering radiation side effects and increasing radiation treatment dose to the tumor.
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