Prostate Cancer Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
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Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
Learn how intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) more precisely shapes radiation beams to the size and contour of a tumor. This helps avoid healthy tissue and treat difficult-to-reach prostate cancer tumors.
Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) for Prostate Cancer
Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is a state-of-the-art radiation delivery system.
IMRT treats difficult-to-reach tumors in the prostate with greater precision than conventional radiation. As a result, CTCA cancer doctors are able to use higher radiation doses and minimize damage to the surrounding healthy tissue.
There are several ways IMRT differs from conventional radiation therapy:
- Employs a powerful, advanced software to plan a precise dose of radiation, based on tumor size, shape and location.
- Delivers prostate cancer 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 prostate cancer radiation therapy and have a recurrent tumor in the treated area.
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