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Image Guided Radiation Therapy

IGRT is a new, high tech modality for treating cancer that accounts for motion to ensure that the target is in the same position every treatment session. With IGRT, radiographic, fluoroscopic and cone-beam CT modes are integrated with automated repositioning and motion management visualization software. This enables clinicians to verify that treatments are completely in sync with respiration. IGRT provides high-resolution, three-dimensional images to pinpoint tumor sites, adjust patient positioning when necessary, and complete treatment—all within the standard treatment time slot. Knowing exactly where the tumor is allows clinicians to reduce the amount of tissue irradiated, targeting only the tumor and sparing the surrounding normal tissue. Irradiating less normal tissue reduces the toxicity of radiotherapy, improving the patient's quality of life. In some cases, improved targeting may make it possible to deliver higher radiation doses to the tumor and thereby increase the likelihood of local tumor control.

Patient Benefits

  • Through more precise targeting of the beam, dosage levels can be increased and target volumes - so tumors get a higher dose of radiation and healthy surrounding tissues get very little. Higher doses have been shown to enhance treatment effectiveness. Also, better targeting reduces the possible side effects of radiotherapy
  • State-of-the-art motion management techniques allow patients to breathe naturally during treatment sessions, increasing treatment accuracy, reducing stress and increasing patient comfort

Respiratory Gating

By adding respiratory gating software into your treatment plan, doctors are able to precisely map the tumor location to accurately take tumor images or deliver radiation when the tumor passes through that specific treatment field. Respiratory gating is often used in combination with intensity modulated radiotherapy to deliver precise doses of radiation to a tumor. The respiratory gating software eliminates the need to broadly apply radiation and instead focuses on the tumor to spare more healthy tissue.

Cypress Cancer Specialists
Behar, Robert, M.D. Cypress Behar, Robert, M.D.
Radiation Oncology
Tel: 832-912-3650
Cypress Oncologists
Cypress Cancer Specialists
King, Karl, M.D. King, Karl, M.D.
Radiation Oncology
Tel: 832-912-3650
King, Karl, M.D.
Cypress Cancer Specialists
Laurent Gressot, M.D. Gressot, Laurent, M.D.
Medical Oncology
Tel: 832-678-4888
Laurent Gressot, M.D.
Cypress Cancer Specialists
Yen, Charles L., M.D. Yen, Charles L., M.D.
Radiation Oncology
Tel: 281-440-5006
Yen, Charles L., M.D.
Cypress Cancer Specialists
David Hodges, MD David Hodges, MD
Medical Oncology
Tel: 281-949-5201
Yen, Charles L., M.D.
Cypress Cancer Specialists
Sandy Itwaru, MD Sandy Itwaru, MD
Medical Oncology
Tel: 281-949-5201
Sandy Itwaru, MD
Cypress Radiation Oncologists
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