Our knowledgeable staff will develop a treatment plan that is right for you. With sophisticated help from our treatment planning system, the computer allows the physician to set the required dose distribution to the tumor, while also defining dose constraints to nearby critical structures. The different options are analyzed by the computer in order to choose the best treatment option for each patient.
Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
IMRT is advanced high-precision radiotherapy that uses computer-controlled devices. It alters the shape of the radiation beam in order to deliver precise radiation doses to a malignant tumor or specific areas within the tumor. It also allows higher radiation doses to be focused to regions within the tumor while minimizing the dose to surrounding critical structures such as blood vessels, nerves, organs, etc. Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) or 4-Dimensional Radiation Therapy uses the precision of IMRT, but also allows for further isolation of the tumor. The imaging is so precise that it accounts for movements of the body and organs, including the patient’s breathing.
Varian Linear Accelerator
The Linear Accelerator (Linac) is a machine that uses electricity to form a high-energy radiation beam delivered from many different angles, targeting each part of a cancer tumor and delivering a precise amount of prescribed radiation. Oncologists can pick the best individualized treatment option with exactly the right amount of desired dose output.