Thursday, March 16, 2017

TomoTherapy (Intensity modulated radiotherapy)

TomoTherapy combines the use of CT scans with a radiation treatment device. It is an advanced system that delivers image-guided, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IG-IMRT). TomoTherapy for radiation treatment is extremely precise and advantageous as it delivers sufficiently low exposure to organs at risk, such as the salivary glands, brain stem, spinal cord, and optic pathway. It uses daily CT imaging to guide the radiation field. A typical course of radiation therapy involves a daily visit from the patient to the hospital on Monday through Friday. The full daily TomoTherapy procedure takes 10 to 20 minutes for the patients. We installed and begun using TomoTherapy in 2005 and were the first TomoTherapy users in the Asia-Oceania area.
 

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