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.
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.
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.
Meet our doctors
Everything we do is focused on designing better care for our patients. With a network of 12 specialist oncology treatment centres across the UK, we provide the most up-to-date treatments and technology as standard.
We attract and retain some of the most experienced doctors in the country, who all have a passion for improving patient outcomes and specialise in the treatment of different types of cancer.
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Unit 710, Centennial Park, Centennial Avenue, Elstree, Borehamwood, WD6 3SZ
+44 (0)208 236 9040
The Park Centre for oncology, Sherwood Lodge Drive, Burntstump Country Park, Nottingham, NG5 8RX
+44 (0)1158 077 400