The science of radiation oncology has seen remarkable progress in recent years. And Advanced Prostate Cancer Institute brings the very latest radiation therapy techniques to our patients, including Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy and Radioactive Seed Implants.
Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy
Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) represents a significant improvement on prior medical radiation technology. Based on CT and MRI imaging, the radiation oncologist uses sophisticated computer targeting systems to deliver small amounts of radiation to the affected area. IMRT allows for superior accuracy: Radiation beams are modulated to conform to the three-dimensional shape of the tumor, substantially reducing the impact on surrounding healthy tissue.
The success of IMRT relies on our leading-edge imaging technology to consistently deliver radiation with millimeter precision. During your treatment, state-of-the-art imaging is used daily to locate the target. Then, the equipment is aligned to ensure the highest possible degree of accuracy. This process is known as Cone-Beam CT Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (CBCT IGRT).
Our medical team is proud to offer treatment using RapidArc radiotherapy technology. RapidArc uses sophisticated computer imaging to allow radiation to be delivered with unsurpassed speed and accuracy. Treatment times are significantly reduced—and healthy tissue spared—with this truly with state-of-the-art tool.