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 […]