Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
IMRT has revolutionized radiation treatment. IMRT technology precisely molds the radiation beam's intensity to the shape of the tumor. As the dose is precisely conformed, it allows the physician to deliver a higher dose to the tumor with significantly less damage to surrounding healthy tissue.
The radiation oncology experts at The Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment at St. Joseph Hospital use one of the most technically advanced forms of IMRT technology, called SmartBeam™ IMRT, to deliver radiation with high precision. With SmartBeam, the treatment planning and delivery process is highly involved. It is performed with sophisticated treatment planning computers using three-dimensional CT, PET/CT and MR images of the patient and computer-controlled radiation beam delivery.
SmartBeam IMRT technology enables our team of highly-skilled radiation oncology experts to reduce the frequent side effects of radiation therapy, contributing to superior clinical outcomes and improved quality of life for patients.