Radiation therapy for cancer in India, IMRT treatment for cancer in India

 

Image Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) in India

Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is an advanced form of three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy. IMRT uses advanced software to plan a precise dose of radiation, based on tumor size, shape and location. A computer-controlled device called a linear accelerator delivers radiation in sculpted doses that match the exact 3D geometrical shape of the tumor, including concave and complex shapes.

With IMRT, our radiation oncologist can adjust the intensity of radiation beams across the treatment area as needed with laser accuracy. This means we can deliver higher radiation doses than traditional radiation therapy methods, while minimizing exposure to healthy tissues. Because of its greater degree of accuracy, IMRT may be a treatment option for patients who have reached the maximum allowable dose of conventional radiation therapy and have a recurrent tumor in the treated area.

IMRT Procedure

IMRT often requires multiple or fractionated treatment sessions. Several factors come into play when determining the total number of IMRT sessions and radiation dose. The oncologist considers the type, location and size of the malignant tumor, doses to critical normal structures, as well as the patient's health. Typically, patients are scheduled for IMRT sessions five days a week for five to eight weeks. At the beginning of the treatment session, the therapist positions the patient on the treatment table, guided by the marks on the skin defining the treatment area.

 

If molded devices were made, they will be used to help the patient maintain the proper position. The patient may be repositioned during the procedure. Imaging systems on the treatment machine such as x-ray or CT may be used to check positioning and marker location. Treatment sessions usually take between 10 and 30 minutes.

Conditions / Cancers Treatment through IMRT

Currently Immunotherapy is used to treat:
Brain Tumours
Radiation therapy for cancer in India, IMRT treatment for cancer in India Breast Cancer
Radiation therapy for cancer in India, IMRT treatment for cancer in India Gynae Cancer
Radiation therapy for cancer in India, IMRT treatment for cancer in India Head & Neck Cancer
Radiation therapy for cancer in India, IMRT treatment for cancer in India Lung cancer
Radiation therapy for cancer in India, IMRT treatment for cancer in India Prostate cancer

Conditions / Cancers Treatment through IMRT

Side effects of radiation vary from person to person. It all depends on how often treatment is given and a few other factors. Common Side Effects
The three most commonly experienced side effects of radiation therapy are:
Radiation therapy for cancer in India, IMRT treatment for cancer in India Fatigue
Radiation therapy for cancer in India, IMRT treatment for cancer in India Skin Problems
Radiation therapy for cancer in India, IMRT treatment for cancer in India Loss of Appetite

Radiation therapy for cancer in India, IMRT treatment for cancer in India

Dr Subodh Pandey

Dr.Subodh Pandey is a vastly experienced Radiation Oncologist with an experience of more than 20 years in major hospitals in Delhi. He has to his credit starting Neuro-oncology & Paediatric Oncology Department at Tata Memorial Cancer Hospital, Mumbai. His special interest is in Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) and PET CT based techniques for Cancer Management and Cancer Treatment in India.

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Radiation therapy for cancer in India, IMRT treatment for cancer in India

Dr S Hukku

Dr S Hukku, is an alumnus of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Chandigarh, India. Dr Hukku has been trained at the prestigious hospitals around the world viz. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, Memorial Hospital of Queens, New York, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Charite University, Berlin, Nagoya University Hospital, Nagoya, and Cookridge Hospital, Leeds, UK.

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