Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)

Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is an advanced type of high-precision radiation treatment that improves the ability to conform the treatment volume to concave tumor shapes, for example when the tumor is wrapped around a vulnerable structure such as the spinal cord or a major organ or blood vessel. Our computer-controlled x-ray accelerator delivers precise radiation doses to malignant tumors or specific areas within the tumor. The radiation dose is consistent with the 3-D shape of the tumor by controlling, or modulating, the radiation beam's intensity. The radiation dose intensity is elevated near the gross tumor volume while radiation among the neighboring normal tissue is decreased or avoided completely. The customized radiation dose is intended to maximize tumor dose while simultaneously protecting the surrounding normal tissue. This results in better tumor targeting, lessened side effects, and improved treatment outcomes than even 3-D CRT.

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Address: 845 Tuck St.
 Lebanon PA