Deep Inspiration Breath Hold DIBH

What is deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH)?

Deep Inspiration Breath Hold (DIBH) is a simple technique used to treat cancer in the breast or chest wall. It’s precisely targeted so there’s less chance of damage to the heart and lungs.

You’re in control

With DIBH, radiation is only delivered when you are completely still. You’re in control of the process. When you breathe, the treatment automatically pauses.

How it works

• You take a deep breath during your treatment and hold it while the radiation is delivered

• Holding your breath fills your lungs with air. This creates a bigger space between your heart and the radiation dose

• You need to be able to hold your breath for 20 seconds a couple of times during your treatment session

Try it now. If you can hold your breath for 20 seconds, our specialised equipment can do the rest.

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Our doctors

An early diagnosis could lead to a better outcome and many would opt for supplementary screening at an earlier age to allay concerns and offer peace of mind.

Our Centers

GenesisCare leads the way in providing patient-focused care through a network of conveniently located, purpose-built cancer treatment Centers.


We are excited to be trialling SpaceOAR/Hydrogel technology and will be rolling it out across our Centers in 2018.