What is Deep Inspiration Breath Hold?

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 20-30 seconds a couple of times during your treatment session

Try it now. If you can hold your breath for 20-30 seconds, our specialised equipment can do the rest.

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