The radiation oncology and cancer experts at Bicher Oncology Center in Los Angeles have decades of experience in treating patients with the most modern and cutting edge technologies available for cancer treatment with curative intent.
The last few years have been a very exciting and promising period in the field of cancer treatment. A range of highly effective tools has been developed that allow for more accurate, precise, and ultimately successful applications of radiation therapy for cancerous tumors. By understanding more about these tools and getting in touch with our experienced oncologists, you can have the best chance possible to overcome your cancer. These tools, including image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) are frequently used by the team at the Bicher Oncology Center. To learn more about these treatments and how we may be able to use them in your care, call us today or fill out our online contact form.
What is Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) and How Does It Work?
One of the main features that distinguishes IGRT from other treatment modalities is the use of imaging technology to help locate tumors and deliver targeted doses of radiation with greater accuracy and precision than previously available. Applying localized treatment to tumors makes it possible for the expert oncology radiologists at Bicher Oncology Center to administer higher doses over a shorter period of time while minimizing the exposure and potential damage of surrounding healthy tissue.
Bicher Oncology Center uses a linear accelerator equipped with imaging technology to develop a detailed map of sorts of the tumor’s size and location. This helps the medical team at Bicher to develop the path for the radiation beams during treatment. Defining the outlines and borders of cancerous tumors also help the technicians to avoid the surrounding healthy tissue as much as possible.
Image-Guided Radiation Therapy consists of the following components:
- Computed tomography (CT)
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Positron emission tomography (PET)
Cancer Treated with IGRT
Bicher Oncology Center provides cancer treatment in Los Angeles for many different types of cancer. Some of the cancers treated with IGRT include:
Contact Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) Experts in Los Angeles Today
Bicher Oncology Center’s radiation therapy and oncology experts offer precise, highly accurate cancer treatment in a state of the art facility with the most advanced technology and cancer treatment modalities available. Call today to learn more about Image-Guided Radiation Therapy and to schedule an appointment.