Intensity modulated radiation therapy IMRT

 

What is intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)?

 
IMRT is a ‘conformal’ radiation therapy. This means radiation beams are shaped to surround the treatment area, so it avoids damaging surrounding healthy tissue.

How is treatment given?

 
Known as a linear accelerator (or LINAC) machine. It’s is very similar to a regular X-ray machine.

  • The LINAC has a device called a ‘multileaf collimator’. This is made up of thin ‘leaves’. The leaves can be moved independently to create precise shapes around the treatment area
  • Before IMRT treatment, we use scanning technology to create a 3D image of the tumour. This means that we can precisely treat the size, shape and location of the cancer
  • Our doctors can shape the radiation beam and alter its intensity to target the tumour as the machine rotates
  • We’ll carefully plan your treatment using the scan images and computer-aided calculations to identify the exact dose of radiation needed
  • The tumour is targeted with a very high dose of radiation. Healthy surrounding tissue receives a much lower dose, reducing the risk of side-effects

Radiotherapy at GenesisCare

Our Radiography Team

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 Treatment Centers

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

SpaceOAR

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