What is Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)?
Intensity-modulated radiation therapy, or IMRT, represents a sophisticated form. In radiation therapy, powerful energy beams effectively eliminate cancer cells. These beams can derive from various sources, including X-rays, protons, or alternative energy providers.
IMRT, or Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, offers a tailored approach to radiation treatment. It involves carefully customising radiation beams to match the specific shape and contours of the cancerous tumour. These beams can move through an arc while delivering the radiation, and the intensity of each beam can be adjusted accordingly. The result is an exact and controlled radiation treatment, providing the correct radiation dose most safely and efficiently.
The versatility of IMRT extends to the treatment of both cancerous tumours and benign tumours, encompassing a wide range of locations within the body.
The primary objective of IMRT is to ensure the accurate delivery of radiation to the intended target while minimising radiation exposure to surrounding healthy tissues. By precisely targeting the tumour, the risk of harming nearby healthy tissue is significantly reduced, thereby enhancing the safety and effectiveness of the treatment.
Why choose IMRT?
Intensity-modulated radiation therapy, known as IMRT, is a therapeutic approach employed for the treatment of both cancerous tumours and non-cancerous tumours. The primary objective of IMRT is to precisely target the radiation, ensuring that nearby healthy tissue remains unharmed throughout the treatment process. IMRT aims to maximise the therapeutic impact on the target area by minimising radiation exposure to healthy tissues while minimising the risk of adverse effects on surrounding healthy tissue.