Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
With state of the art equipment to plan and deliver treatment of patients
who need this cancer therapy. IMRT is the most precise form of radiation
therapy available. It allows physicians to escalate the radiation dose
to cancer cells, while keeping the dose to surrounding tissues as low
as possible. IMRT is a more precise and highly sophisticated form of 3D-CRT.
With IMRT, the radiation beam can be broken up into many "beamlets,"
and the intensity of each beamlet can be adjusted.
With IMRT, it may be possible to reduce the radiation received by healthy
tissue. In some cases, a higher dose may be delivered to the tumor, increasing
the chance of a cure.