Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Image guided radiation therapy (IGRT)

Tumors can shift inside the body, because of breathing and other movement. Image guided radiation therapy (IGRT)  may allow doctors to locate and track tumors at the time of treatment and deliver more precise radiation treatment.

This technology also allows our radiation oncologists to make technical adjustments when a tumor moves outside of the planned treatment range. As a result, the radiation treatment is targeted to the tumor as much as possible, helping to limit radiation exposure to healthy tissue and reduce common radiation side effects.