Covenant Cancer Treatment Center is proud to lead the way in providing patients with today’s most advanced chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Our radiation therapy patients receive Image-Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT) from state-of-the-art equipment, allowing radiation therapists to more accurately target tumors.
Dynamic Targeting® IGRT from Varian Medical Systems
IGRT refers to the use of sophisticated imaging technologies to guide the delivery of precise forms of radiation therapy. Tumors can move during treatment (usually due to patient respiration) and between treatments (usually due to day-to-day variations in patient set-up). Dynamic Targeting IGRT from Varian Medical Systems offers our team advanced imaging techniques to verify patient position and tumor position at the time of treatment.
Knowing the exact tumor location allows us to reduce the amount of tissue treated. The tumor can be more accurately targeted, sparing more of the surrounding healthy tissue, reducing side effects, and ultimately, improving the patient's quality of life. In some cases, it makes it possible to deliver higher radiation doses to the tumor, increasing the likelihood of local tumor control.
Dynamic Targeting IGRT translates into faster outpatient treatments, greater patient comfort, and the potential for better outcomes and fewer side effects.
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