TomoTherapy® Radiation Treatment
Precision cancer therapy targets tumors and spares healthy tissue.
One of the most advanced cancer treatment systems available.
What is it used for?
TomoTherapy provides new treatment options for cancer patients diagnosed with previously untreatable tumors. Tumors in difficult-to-treat areas such as the spine, lung, throat, prostate, or upper abdomen. Doctors can treat the prostate with higher doses of radiation while reducing exposure to surrounding vital areas.
What are the benefits?
- Pinpoints tumor's exact size, shape and location before each treatment
- Delivers precise radiation treatment
- Minimizes radiation to healthy tissue
- Fewer side effects
- Targets large, small, and/or multiple lesions
- FDA approved and covered by most insurance plans
How does it work?
It uses a CT scanner to combine precise 3D imaging with highly targeted radiation beams. TomoTherapy combines sophisticated IMRT (intensity modulated radiation therapy) with a unique spiral delivery pattern. Radiation is directed at the target from an infinite number of angles.
How is this different?
Conventional radiation therapy delivers a wide beam of radiation from just two or three directions. Patients experience fewer side effects from TomoTherapy for a better quality of life.
I'm interested. What do I do now?
TomoTherapy is not for every cancer patient. For more information, cancer patients should talk to their physician, or call Methodist Radiation Oncology.