Brain Cancer Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
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Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) for Brain Cancer
Depending on the type and grade of the tumor and other factors, some brain cancer patients at CTCA receive image guided radiation therapy (IGRT).
By incorporating real-time image guidance within intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) , IGRT allows our radiation oncologists to adjust the radiation beams so that radiation is delivered with even more precision.
With IGRT, we can locate and track the brain tumor at the time of treatment, and conform the radiation to the brain tumor.
Since image guided radiation therapy is targeted to the tumor as much as possible, this technology allows us to limit radiation exposure to nearby healthy tissues. This significantly decreases side effects and complications, while delivering the same radiation dose.
Helping You Maintain Your Quality of Life
Your CTCA care team anticipates and proactively manages the potential side effects of radiation therapy for brain cancer. Before, during and after your treatment, you’ll receive supportive therapies designed to keep you strong and nutritionally fortified, reduce the side effects of radiation, and promote your overall well-being.