WMCC is proud to offer our patients IMRT, also known as intensity modulated radiation therapy.
IMRT involves varying the strength of the radiation (x-rays), being used as therapy for cancer. It is a form of radiation therapy that uses computer-generated images to plan and then deliver more tightly focused radiation beams to cancerous tumors than is possible with conventional radiation therapy. With this capability, a precise radiation dose can be shaped to the tumor, while significantly reducing the amount of radiation to surrounding healthy tissues.
Very small beams with varying intensities can be aimed at a tumor from various angles to attack the target in a complete three-dimensional manner. The idea is to deliver the lowest dose possible to the surrounding tissue while still delivering the maximum dose to the tumor.
IMRT is not used for all cancer treatment sites; your radiation oncologist will discuss the best option for you.