IMRT (Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy) uses computer-controlled x-ray accelerators to deliver precise radiation doses to a malignant tumor or specific areas within the tumor. The radiation dose is designed to conform to the shape of the tumor by controlling the intensity of the radiation beam. This minimizes radiation exposure to surrounding normal tissue.
IMRT is effective in minimizing the radiation dose to normal tissue and higher doses to tumors with fewer side effects compared to conventional radiotherapy techniques. By using our specialized equipment and expertise, we are able to stop cancer cells from dividing and growing, thus slowing tumor growth and in many cases, capable of killing cancer cells altogether, thus shrinking and eliminating tumors.
IMRT is painless, non-invasive and accurate. However, as treatment progresses, some patients may experience treatment-related side effects. Our staff will discuss and try to help you with any side effects.
You will find our team of highly trained professionals to be courteous, knowledgeable and experienced in IMRT treatment. Our radiation oncologist, along with the help of the radiation team, will be there to guide you from your first consultation to the completion of your treatment sessions. Our team will go over every step of the procedure with you and answer any questions you may have.
Our Radiation Oncologist works in collaboration with your Urologist to monitor your care.