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Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)

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.

Our Staff

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.

What to do before your scan...

  • Medications It is important for you to keep to your regular medications schedule unless your physician informs you otherwise – just let our staff know what medications you have taken prior to your scan.
  • When to arrive You should arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment.
  • What to bring Please bring your insurance cards and any insurance forms with you.
  • What to wear You should dress in comfortable clothing. We will ask you to remove jewelry or anything else that might interfere with your treatment. It is best, however, to leave valuable items at home.
  • Length of scan On average, an IMRT treatment session takes between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Length of sessions Typically, IMRT sessions are scheduled five days a week for six to ten weeks. The length of the sessions will be determined by the radiation oncologists.
  • Appointment particulars Free parking is available in the underground garage. The IMRT facility is open Monday through Friday with hours daily from 8am to 4pm.