Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) is an advanced and highly sophisticated method used at Bicher Cancer Institute in Los Angeles to provide precise and targeted radiation treatment to patients suffering from a wide range of cancers.
How Does Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) Work?
IMRT is an advanced form of radiotherapy. Using a computer controlled device known as a linear accelerator, the cancer experts at Bicher Cancer Insitute can administer extremely targeted doses of radiation to whole tumors, or to more specific sections within a tumor.
In order to slow the progression or halt tumor growth altogether when possible, radiation is administered to cancer patients to prevent malignant (cancerous) cells from growing and dividing. The radiology experts at Bicher Cancer Institute use the most cutting edge techniques available to offer patients the most accurate cancer treatment modalities in the world.we’re here to help
With IMRT, Bicher’s radiologists use 3-D computed tomography (CT) to design a detailed map of the tumor site, and computerized calculations of the appropriate dosage amounts of radiation. This allows for precise modulation of the radiation beam used to administer the treatment to each patient.
What Are Some of the Advantages of IMRT over Other Forms of Treatment for Cancer?
Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy offers many advantages to patients over some of the older, more traditional methods used to administer radiation therapy for cancer. Because the radiation treatments can be focused and target specific areas inside of the tumor, IMRT can limit the exposure of healthy tissue to radiation, which can lead to fewer side effects and lower toxicity levels.
What Types of Cancer Can Be Treated with Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy?
The radiation oncology experts at Bicher Cancer Institute in Los Angeles use IMRT to treat a wide range of cancers. Some of the many types of cancer treated with Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy include:
- Breast cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Bone cancer
- Brain tumors
- Gynecologic cancer
- Head and neck cancer
- Lung cancer
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