The Future of Cancer Treatment is Closer than You Ever Imagined
Integrated guided imagery – the latest advancement in radiation therapy – is so new that it's offered by only a handful of the cancer centers in the world. Fortunately, Clinch Valley Medical Center is on this world-class list.
IMAGE-GUIDED IMRT (IG-IMRT) brings astounding precision to radiation therapy, making treatments more effective while reducing side effects. Unlike conventional linear accelerators (even those with IMRT capability), the built-in imaging of IG-IMRT allows for precise adjustments while the patient is on the treatment table. With most cancers, there is some movement of the tumor from day to day.
Think of IMAGE-GUIDED IMRT as a "smart bomb" that tracks this movement. The integrated IG-IMRT gives our cancer treatment team immediate information on the tumor's position, which translates to the highest intensity of cancer-killing radiation and increased protection of healthy organs and other tissues.
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