Melanoma Cancer Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
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Learn about Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), a treatment in which radiation beams are shaped to the size and contour of a tumor. With IMRT, the radiation distribution is tightly controlled, avoiding healthy tissue close to the tumor.
Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) for Melanoma Cancer
Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is a state-of-the-art radiation delivery system. IMRT treats difficult-to-reach melanoma cancers with greater precision than conventional radiation therapy. As a result, CTCA cancer doctors are able to use higher radiation doses without damaging as much of the surrounding healthy tissue.
Intensity modulated radiation therapy differs from conventional radiation therapy in several important ways. IMRT:
- Uses powerful, advanced software to more accurately plan and deliver 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.
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