Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
Department of Radiation Oncology Offers State-of-the-Art Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) for Cancer Treatment
The Department of Radiation Oncology at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland, Ohio, offers state-of-the-art technology for cancer treatment with Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT).
IMRT can be used in almost any setting to be certain cancer treatments are given precisely each day. With many cases that use IMRT, patients can have more normal, active lifestyles with better cancer control.
Most Advanced Radiation Technology
IMRT is the most advanced form of delivering radiation for cancer treatment. Using this technology, experts at University Hospitals can paint the radiation dose with higher doses to some areas and lower doses to adjacent areas.
When paired with image-guided radiation therapy, IMRT allows for excellent precision in targeting cancerous tumors.
Increasing Tumor Control
IMRT may help to increase tumor control and decrease toxicity in body sites such as:
IMRT is also helpful in treating areas that have already received significant doses of conventional radiation therapy.