Millennium 120 MLC

Multi Leaf Collimators (MLC's)are used to define the shape of the radiation beam. Without this device, the medical linear accelerator can only treat square or rectangular shapes (treatment fields) or else blocks of lead have to be attached in order to shield out the radiation where it is not required. The MLCs allow the radiation oncologist to define the tumor shape to be treated while minimizing the radiation dose to critical structures. MLCs are used with advanced treatment techniques such as IMRT or 3D conformal radiotherapy. The computer controlled MLC is the most practical way to implement these treatments and it is possible to deliver the treatments quickly and efficiently using this device. The computer moves each leaf individually to match each patient's specific radiotherapy treatment plan.

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