TomoTherapy
 

Why TomoTherapy ?

The TomoTherapy treatment system:

  • Is one of the most integrated, advanced systems for comprehensive cancer treatment available today. The all-in-one system lets your physicians scan and treat you with a single piece of equipment, which makes it faster, more accurate and convenient.
  • Provides highly precise targeting and attacking of cancer cells. This helps to effectively treat hard-to-reach and complex tumors.
  • Customizes treatment delivery specifically for you. No two cancers are alike-but conventional radiation therapies often treat them the same way. The TomoTherapy system lets your radiation oncology team design a personalized treatment plan for you and adjust it at any time during your course of treatment.
  • Minimizes damage to surrounding healthy tissue, so you have a lower risk of pain and complications.
  • Helps you live your life during the course of treatment. Treatment itself takes only a few minutes a day, and you’re in and out in as little as 10 minutes.
  • Can often treat cancers that have returned, even if you’ve already had radiation therapy. Even if you’ve been told by others that you’re not a candidate for more radiation.
  • Is noninvasive, and as painless as having a CT scan or an x-ray.
  • Can result in fewer and less severe side effects. Many patients feel better than they expected they would while undergoing TomoTherapy treatment.
  • Can be used in combination with surgery, chemotherapy and other medications to attack your cancer in many ways at once.

What is TomoTherapy ?

  • Advanced, image-guided, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) that.
  • Is a revolutionary innovation that fights cancer in ways doctors used to only imagine.
  • Is the only radiation therapy system designed on a CT scanner foundation. The system looks like a CT scanner because it is one. Advanced radiation technology is built in, letting your team complete your treatment all in one place.
  • Uses daily CTrue™ imaging to guide the treatment each day-so doctors can adjust your treatment as they go based on even the smallest changes in your anatomy.
  • Is capable of treating small, large and multiple tumors-in multiple areas of the body-during the same treatment session or course of treatment.
  • Attacks tumors with highly precise radiation delivered from 360 degrees around you – which increases the control doctors have in getting radiation where it needs to be and helps to decrease the damage to surrounding healthy tissue and organs.
  • Can be adapted at any point to best deliver your treatment, making sure you get the right dosage, in the right places, at the right time.
  • Documented advantages: Hundreds of scientific papers have been written on the use of TomoTherapy in clinics worldwide. Many show how its unique design results in superior treatment plans and improved clinical outcomes compared with traditional radiation therapy.

For more information on TomoTherapy, please click on:

1) www.cancercompass.com/cancer-guide/conventional-treatment/tomotherapy.html

2)www.prostate-cancer.com/radiation/cancer-treatments/tomotherapy-radiation.html