TomoTherapy allows us to modify the shape and intensity of the radiation to target the tumor more effectively. For patients, the process is smooth, easy and comfortable. With this leading technology, we can treat cancer better and faster than before.
Doctors have been using radiation therapy to treat cancer for decades. Yet, the challenge in using radiation therapy is assuring that the radiation beam reaches the tumor while sparing the healthy tissue when giving high doses of radiation.
TomoTherapy meets these challenges by:
- Capturing 3D CT images of the treatment area and using these 3D images to aim the treatment with accuracy and precision.
- Using the CT scanner design to deliver radiation from all angles around the patient. With more beam angles during the treatment, the better the procedure can shape the radiation dose around the tumor and away from normal tissues.