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IMRT for sinus cancer

IMRT for sinus cancer

When compared to standard radiotherapy, IMRT enables radiation oncologists to deliver stronger doses of radiation, with less damage to the areas surrounding sinus tumors. The machine revolves around the patient to deliver targeted, 3D therapy, and adjusts radiation intensity to reach cancerous regions, reducing the impact on healthy tissue.

What is IMRT?

Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is a state-of-the-art radiation delivery system that is used to treat difficult-to-reach tumors.

How it works

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 exact 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 laser accuracy. This means we can deliver higher radiation doses than traditional radiation therapy methods, while minimizing 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.