Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) is the use of frequent imaging during a course of radiation therapy to improve the precision and accuracy of the delivery of radiation.
In IGRT, machines that deliver radiation, such as the True Beam linear accelerator, are equipped with imaging technology so that the physician can image the tumor immediately before or even during the time radiation is delivered and while the patient is on the treatment table.
Any necessary adjustments are then made to the patient’s position so that the target is centered in the radiation beam. IGRT allows more precise targeting of the tumor, and minimizes radiation dose to surrounding tissue.
Our Physicians’ Goal
Our physicians’ goal is to provide the highest-quality neurological care– the same level of care we would want for ourselves or our loved ones.
We will help our patients to understand their condition, listen to their concerns, answer their questions, and provide the best clinical treatment available.
Radiation Oncology Program
Our radiation oncologist works with the medical oncologists and surgeons as part of a multi-disciplinary team to plan the best course of treatment for each patient. Combined with our neuro-oncologist and neurosurgeons, we offer specialized care in a single location for those patients with malignant and benign brain and spinal tumors as well as some vascular and nerve disorder.
To schedule an appointment, please call us at (520) 320-2146.