As a result of the latest findings and previous work on IMRT
for prostate tumours, IMRT
is becoming the standard of care at major cancer centres in the UK, although it is not available everywhere.
is now provided to approximately 40 per cent of our patients, with head and neck cancers still being the majority, but we have also applied the protocol for prostate cancer and gynaecological cancer, and we are extending this technique to other medical centres, Gondhowiardjo said.
sup] IGRT using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) in combination with conformal RT techniques such as IMRT
or VMAT potentially allows smaller treatment margins and dose escalation to the prostate.
The new study, which included a review of Medicare claims data from 2005 through 2010, found that the use of IMRT
to treat prostate cancer among self-referring urologists in private practice rose from 13.
is so promising the Government asked hospitals giving radiotherapy to use IMRT
for 24 per cent of their population from September last year.
is an innovative therapy method that achieves focused irradiation doses into such lesions.
A total of 71 percent of the plans fell into this category, and those patients were randomised between standard 2DRT and IMRT
per se did not predict jaw complications, there was a longer time interval between treatment and the development of jaw complications among the patients who received IMRT
(462 days vs.
In addition to IMRT
and stereotactic radiation surgery, Dr.
The clinical advantages of IMRT
for this particular patient were significant.
While most radio telescopes work at centimeter or millimeter wavelengths, the IMRT
operates at 2 meters and is the only instrument of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.