Image Guided Radiation Therapy

Image-guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)

Introduction

Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) is the use of imaging during radiotherapy to improve the precision and accuracy of treatment delivery. IGRT can be used to treat tumors in areas of the body that move...

Procedures

Delivery of radiation therapy requires a treatment team, including a Radiation oncologist, Medical Physicist, Dosimetrist and Radiation Therapists.

Indications
  • Lung Tumors
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cancer of Rectum
  • Abdominal tumors
Advantages
  • IGRT reduces potential side effects and toxicity of treatment by reducing the dose to normal structures. It also prevents treatment failure and makes sure that the dose is delivered with higher precision.
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