Tomotherapy allows clinicians to use daily Computerized Tomography (CT) imaging to guide treatment based on patient anatomy for that day, rather than for last week or last month. It surrounds the target with highly-precise radiation delivered from all angles (360 degrees delivery) while at the same time minimizing the radiation exposure to healthy tissue. More beam directions give more control and more assurance that the dose will be confined to the tumor, reducing the risk of short- and long-term side effects.
This is possible due to its use of a patented Multi-Leaf Collimator (MLC) that divides the radiation beam into beamlets, all aimed at the tumor. No other radiation therapy machine offers this seamless integration of image-guided and intensity-modulated radiation therapy.
This facility is available at Mount Elizabeth Orchard Hospital