intensity modulated radiation therapy

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(IMRT) (in-ten'si-tē moj'yū-lā-tĕd rā'dē-ā'shŭn thār'ă-pē)
A technique in which the intensity of the beam is regulated to allow an increased dose to the tumor volume while reducing the dose to normal tissue; uses inverse treatment planning.
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They can deliver intensity modulated radiation therapy, vital for treatment of head and neck cancers because they are so accurate.
Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) delivered using TomoTherapy[R] is often used in conjunction with chemotherapy and/or surgery to preserve the bladder and prevent bladder cancer from recurring.
Accuray Inc., based in Sunnyvale, Calif., develops, manufactures and sells technology designed to deliver radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiation therapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy, image guided radiation therapy, and adaptive radiation therapy.
According to new research from Fox Chase Cancer Center an advanced radiation therapy technique called Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) produces no major side effects and a high response rate in patients with extranodal lymphoma of the head and neck.
The latest agreement means that MGH licenses RayStation for treatment planning of advanced intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and volumetric modulated ARC therapy (VMAT) treatments, thus bringing the solution into clinical practice for the first time, the Swedish company said.
The center will offer Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy and Image-Guided Radiation Therapy, which focuses the radiation treatment on the tumor and spares the normal tissue.
This revolutionary treatment consists of a series of highly focused and easily tolerated Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (4D IG-IMRT) sessions, followed by radioactive seed implant ("brachytherapy"), and concluding with additional radiation to the periprostatic tissues.

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