Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)

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         A new Radiation Therapy Machine has been in the works and it is called Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy. Now what this machine can do is that it can use linear accelerators to safely and painlessly deliver a precise radiation doses to a tumor while it can minimize the dose to surrounding normal tissues.  But to get this kind of treatment one must speak to their radiation oncologist to determine whether the IMRT is the appropriate treatment for him/her.

            If it is possible, a person’s doctor must perform an overall physical exam and to use the CAT scan (CT), to Manage a treatment simulation session. More imaging procedures can be used to help dictate the exact shape and location of one’s tumor, also a special device can be created to help one maintain the same exact position throughout each treatment. A person’s doctor will give certain instruction that are bases on the types of exam being performed.Image result for imrt

            But there is potential risk for taking this radiation therapy, and that risk is it can cause one to have cancer. In following up on the radiation treatment for cancer, one should be close watched on a regular basis by their radiation oncologist for anymore recurring and new type of cancers.

 

 

 

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