RapidArc/IMRT – The Most Advanced Technology in the Region
RapidArc/IMRT, the new standard in speed and precision, is the latest in intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). RapidArc minimizes the amount of radiation delivered to healthy structures while aggressively targeting cancerous tissue. It delivers treatment up to eight times faster than other systems and allows the full radiation dose to be administered in less than two minutes as compared to ten minutes or longer with older, conventional IMRT. The speed and precision of RapidArc also enhances patient comfort and reduces movement variabilities which commonly occur with longer treatment times.
Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) – Precision Tumor Targeting
IGRT is one of the most cutting-edge innovations in cancer technology today. IGRT pinpoints daily changes in the location of the tumor by taking images prior to each treatment and matching them against the original planning images to see if the tumor has shifted as a result of breathing or movement of the bladder and bowels. If shifting has occurred, the system automatically calculates the movements needed to align the tumor precisely with the radiation beam, focusing the dose on the tumor and helping to limit radiation exposure to healthy tissue.
Under the same roof, patients are able to receive chemotherapy, infusions and other services.