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Cancer Treatment: What Is IMRT?

Intensity modulated radiation therapy or IMRT is a progressive method of radiation therapy used to treat both cancerous and noncancerous tumors. IMRT treatment isn’t necessarily used in any case of cancer, but if your doctor suggests IMRT as a treatment, here’s what you need to know. 

What is IMRT?

IMRT uses advanced technology to warp photon and proton beams of radiation to adapt to the shape of a specific tumor. Through IMRT, your doctor can more precisely deliver doses of radiation to a tumor while diminishing dosage to adjacent areas.

Treatment is planned using 3-D computed tomography CT or MRI images […]

2020-01-03T16:48:07+00:00January 24th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Cancer Treatment: What Is IMRT?