Liver Cancer Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
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Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) for Liver Cancer
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Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is a state-of-the-art radiation delivery system that is used to treat difficult-to-reach tumors in the liver. Our doctors at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) are skilled in using this technique to deliver higher radiation doses to liver cancer tumors, while reducing damage to the surrounding healthy liver tissue.
There are several ways that IMRT differs from conventional liver cancer radiation therapy:
- Employs powerful, advanced software to plan a precise dose of radiation, based on tumor size, shape and location.
- Delivers radiation in sculpted doses that match the exact 3D geometrical shape of the tumor, including concave and complex shapes.
- Adjusts the intensity of radiation beams across the treatment area as needed with laser accuracy.
Because of its greater degree of accuracy, IMRT may be a treatment option if you have reached the maximum allowable dose of conventional radiation therapy and have a recurrent tumor in the treated area.
At CTCA, our radiation oncologists and other physicians will work with you to determine whether intensity modulated radiation therapy is a viable treatment option for you.
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