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IMRT for liver cancer

IMRT for liver cancer

If you have previously had radiation therapy for liver cancer and are experiencing recurrent tumors in the treated area, IMRT may be a promising option for you.

Compared to standard radiotherapy, IMRT allows our radiation oncologists to use higher radiation doses than traditional therapies would allow in these areas. At the same time, IMRT helps to spare more of the surrounding healthy liver tissue from harmful doses of radiation.

What is IMRT?

Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) uses advanced software to plan a precise dose of radiation, based on tumor size, shape and location. A computer-controlled device called a linear accelerator delivers radiation in sculpted doses that match the 3D geometrical shape of the tumor, including concave and complex shapes.

With IMRT, our radiation oncologist can adjust the intensity of radiation beams across the treatment area as needed with precision accuracy. This means we can deliver higher radiation doses than traditional radiation therapy methods, while reducing exposure to healthy tissues.

Because of its greater degree of accuracy, IMRT may be a treatment option for patients who have reached the maximum allowable dose of conventional radiation therapy and have a recurrent tumor in the treated area.

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