Thorough cure and care at Apollo Cancer Centres is supported by technology and innovative techniques in High Precision Radiation therapy. High tech radiation therapy is used to treat not only small tumours located in critical areas but is useful in large tumours as well. Experts at Apollo Cancer Centres, from a range of disciplines, come together to assess a patient's suitability for the therapy, which is delivered using a number of precisely-targeted stereotactic beams.
It is a radiation technique that delivers highly conformal dose distributions through the complete rotation (360°) and speed variation of the linear accelerator gantry. Compared with conventional radiotherapy techniques, it can achieve high-target volume coverage and sparing damage to normal tissues.
2.Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
IMRT is a specialised form of 3D-CRT treatment in which not only the shapes of the radiation beams are varied, but their strengths or intensities as well. This further guarantees that the tumour receives the maximum amount of radiation, while the surrounding normal tissues receive the least possible.
3. Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
This is a cutting-edge technique that combines X-ray imaging and radiation therapy, and allows the daily tracking of changes in both the location and shape of the tumour and healthy surrounding tissues during the course of treatment.
4. High Dose Rate Brachytherapy (HDR)
Brachytherapy involves the use of radioactive sources that are either implanted into the tumour (interstitial brachytherapy) or placed near it, generally in a body cavity (intracavitary brachytherapy). Uterine and cervical cancers are often treated with intracavitary brachytherapy, and prostate cancers can be treated using interstitial brachytherapy.
5. Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)
This is a procedure utilising very accurate targeted radiation in large doses to effectively kill a tumour or destroy a lesion. Stereotactic radiosurgery uses precisely focused radiation beams to treat tumours and other abnormal growths in the brain, spinal column and other body sites. Apollo Cancer Centres have world class technology that achieves submillimetric radiotherapy positioning and real-time monitoring through thermal surface tracking and real-time X-ray tracking. Highly beneficial for cranial and extracranial work.
6. Proton Therapy
Apollo Cancer Centres have established the first Proton Beam Therapy Centre for cancer treatment to serve over 3.5 billion people. Proton therapy is a cancer treatment that targets tumours with high accuracy, allowing for favourable outcomes with a low risk of side effects. As a result, normal. healthy tissue receives less exposure to radiation treatment, reducing the risk of complications. Fewer treatment complications may enable our physicians to deliver higher doses of radiation to the tumour. And this increased dose of proton radiation may improve a patient's chance for a successful outcome.