How IMRT Works
Accuracy is everything when it comes to external beam radiation. A new breakthrough technique called Intensity-Modulation Radiation Therapy or (IMRT) is at the forefront of this technology; delivering a certain and efficient method of radiation therapy. Here is how it works.
IMRT allows doctors to customize the radiation dose by modulating or varying, the amount of radiation dose given to different parts of the treatment area. This modulation is done in highly accurate, three-dimensional detail, according to the shape, size, and location of the tumor. This allows the radiation oncologist to spare the amount of normal tissue cells damaged in the process and target the malignant areas more accurately.
The IMRT process generally consist of several steps, including consultation, positioning, imaging, treatment planning, plan verification, and treatment delivery. A dedicated team of medical professionals will guide you and work with you every step of the way.
IMRT offers new hope for cancer patients. However, it may not be the most appropriate treatment option for your situation. Your doctor will work with you to determine which treatment is best for you.