AccuBoost® is breast-conservation therapy that delivers a targeted dose of radiation directly to the tissue surrounding the tumor bed. This so-called “boost” dose, typically provided in combination with surgical lumpectomy and other forms of radiation therapy, is designed to attack remaining pre-cancerous cells around the surgical excision site that, if left untreated, may grow into a new tumor.
During the noninvasive AccuBoost procedure, applicators attached to X-ray imaging compression paddles are positioned on opposing sides of the breast to create a focused radiation field pointed directly at the lumpectomy site.
By imaging the surgical site and simultaneously repositioning the applicators at various angles around the breast, our doctors are better able to deliver a measured, therapeutic dose to the target tissue.
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