IMRT


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intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)

a specialized method of delivering radiation so that the beam enters the body from many different angles to get to the tumor with pinpoint accuracy while sparing much of the surrounding healthy tissue.

IMRT

Intensity-modulated radiation therapy Radiation oncology A format for delivering high-dose RT to regions–eg, nasopharynx, that are surrounded by radiation-sensitive areas; in IMRT, a broad radiation field is divided into hundreds of small pencil beams, the intensity of which is determined by computer optimization

IMRT

Abbreviation for intensity modulated radiation therapy.
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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.
IMRT 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][5] 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.
IMRT is so promising the Government asked hospitals giving radiotherapy to use IMRT for 24 per cent of their population from September last year.
IMRT 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.
Although 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.
Latest Addition to Hospital's Cancer Treatment Arsenal Delivers Faster IMRT to Target Tumors While Sparing Healthy Tissue