This technique uses 3-dimensional scans to determine the exact shape and size of the tumour. The radiation beams are shaped by tiny leaves (multi-leaf collimator) that are arranged to fit the tumour shape, minimising the side effects to health tissue. Click here to find out more.
Brachytherapy, or internal radiation therapy, refers to the placement of a radiation source close to or into the tumour through the insertion of applicators into the body. Brachytherapy is used to treat cancer sites such as cervix, uterus, vagina, prostate, breast, and skin cancers. Click here to find out more.
Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) is the use of imaging during radiation therapy to improve the precision and accuracy of treatment delivery. IGRT is used to treat tumors in areas of the body that move, such as the lungs and liver. Radiation therapy machines are equipped with imaging technology to allow your doctor to image the tumour before and during treatment. By comparing these images to the reference images taken during simulation, the patient’s position may be adjusted to more precisely target the radiation dose to the tumour. Click here to find out more.
Intensity modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) is a type of conformal radiation, which shapes radiation beams to closely approximate the shape of the tumor. The intensity of the radiation in IMRT can be changed during treatment to spare more adjoining normal tissue than is spared during conventional radiation therapy. Because of this an increased dose of radiation can be delivered to the tumor using IMRT. Click here to find out more.
Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) is a radiation therapy approach which delivers high dose radiation to a target within the body, usually up to five treatment sessions. It is able to determine the beam direction and intensity using the treatment-planning software, accounting for tumour motion and anatomy changes during the treatment procedure. Click here to find out more.
Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) is a type of radiotherapy that allows precise and high dose radiation beams to be delivered to a small, localised area of the body, mostly in the brain to destroy a lesion with a single radiation dose.Click here to find out more.