Thyroid Cancer Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
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Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy for Thyroid Cancer
Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is a state-of-the-art radiation delivery system. IMRT treats difficult-to-reach thyroid cancers with greater precision than standard radiation. As a result, we are able to use higher radiation doses without damaging as much of the surrounding healthy tissue.
Intensity modulated radiation therapy differs from standard 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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