Volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT)

 

What is volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT)?

GenesisCare provides VMAT/IMRT to all patients at no additional cost and without delay to commencement of the treatment process

VMAT/IMRT are complex radiation treatments that are normally used for complex cancers requiring targeted radiation treatment. It is very accurate and maximises the radiation dose to the tumour while minimising the overall dose as well as exposure to surrounding healthy tissue.

VMAT works by delivering a continuous beam of radiotherapy in an arc which moves around the tumour, changing the beam shape and treatment dose automatically as it moves.
Treatment sessions with VMAT are much shorter – usually between just two to four minutes.

We have created systems which use automation and artificial intelligence (AI) to enable VMAT/IMRT radiotherapy to be used for all cancers, all body sites and all patients. Unlike most providers, we do not ration access to these higher complexity treatments, our system approach enables us to plan treatments in hours and start treatments within days. This is particularly the case for patients with late stage disease who require urgent palliative radiotherapy treatment, but the cost of planning and delivery is considered too high and the time to plan is long.We believe VMAT and IMRT are ideally suited to the palliation setting, enabling highly targeted doses of radiation to the tumour whilst reducing the exposure of adjacent normal tissues to the effects of radiation.

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.

Meet our doctors

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Birmingham

Little Aston Hall Drive, Sutton Coldfield, B74 3BF

+44 (0)121 353 3055

Bristol

300 Park Avenue, Aztec West, Bristol, BS32 4SY

01454 456500

Chelmsford

Springfield Cancer Centre, Lawn Lane, Chelmsford, CM1 7GU

+44 (0)1245 987 901

Cromwell Hospital

164-178 Cromwell Rd, Kensington, London SW5 0TU, UK

020 7460 5626

Elstree

Unit 710, Centennial Park, Centennial Avenue, Elstree, Borehamwood, WD6 3SZ

+44 (0)208 236 9040

Guildford

BMI St Martha Oncology Centre, 46 Harvey Road, Guildford, GU1 3LX

+44 (0)1483 806 000

Maidstone

17 Kings Hill Avenue, Kings Hill, West Malling, ME19 4UA

+44 (0)1732 207 000

Milton Keynes

Sunrise Parkway, Linford Wood East, Milton Keynes, MK14 6LS

+44 (0)1908 467 700

Newmarket

The Oaks, Fordham Road, Newmarket, CB8 7XN

+44 (0)1223 907 600

Nottingham

The Park Centre for oncology, Sherwood Lodge Drive, Burntstump Country Park, Nottingham, NG5 8RX

+44 (0)115 966 2250

Oxford

Sandy Lane West, Peters Way, Oxford, OX4 6LB

+44 (0)1865 237 700

Portsmouth

Bartons Road, Havant, PO9 5NA

+44 (0)23 9248 4992

Southampton

Spire Hospital, Chalybeate Close, Southampton, SO16 6UY

+44 (0)238 076 4961

Windsor

69 Alma Road, Windsor, SL4 3HD

+44 (0)1753 418 444