Soft Tissue Sarcoma TomoTherapy® HI-ART
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TomoTherapy® HI-ART Treatment for Soft Tissue Sarcoma
At Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), we offer the TomoTherapy® Highly Integrated Adaptive Radiotherapy (HI-ART) system to target some soft tissue sarcomas. This form of intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) incorporates the advantages of CT scanning technology for accurate radiation therapy treatment that helps to spare nearby healthy tissues.
Your care team at CTCA may discuss TomoTherapy treatment with you if you have already reached your maximum dosage of traditional radiation therapy, or if your soft tissue sarcoma tumor is in a hard-to-reach area.
The radiation beams used during TomoTherapy are aimed directly at the cancerous tissue, with the help of a built-in CT scanner. This allows your radiation oncologist to maintain a clear picture of the tumor’s location throughout your radiation treatment.
TomoTherapy treatments use a revolutionary “slice therapy” approach, which treats tumors one layer at a time. This means variable amounts of radiation can be delivered to different parts of a soft tissue sarcoma tumor. Also, the TomoTherapy machine has a unique circular structure that allows the radiation beams to target cancer from numerous angles, resulting in a very precise application of the radiation beams.
Advantages of TomoTherapy for Soft Tissue Sarcoma
- Soft tissue sarcoma TomoTherapy treatments allow your your CTCA radiation therapy to:
- Deliver accurate and powerful doses of radiation from a complete circumference of 360 degrees.
- Hit hard-to-reach tumors by sculpting small, powerful and precise radiation beams.
- Reduce radiation exposure to healthy surrounding tissue by confirming the shape and position of the tumor seconds before your treatment begins.
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