We use total marrow irradiation (TMI) for patients undergoing stem cell transplantation for the treatment of blood and bone marrow cancers, such as leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma.
A form of total body irradiation (TBI), TMI allows us to deliver precisely focused radiation to the major marrow sites where the cancer cells reside. Marrow is the soft, sponge-like tissue found inside most bones.
Using TomoTherapy®, TMI targets the radiation dosage to the skeletal bone structure, helping to improve recovery time and reduce radiation exposure to healthy organs.
When used before a stem cell transplant, TMI can help the body make room for new, healthy bone marrow cells and help prevent the body’s rejection of the donated stem cells.