Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) planning allows the physician to treat the cancer more effectively while protecting surrounding organs and tissues. To accomplish this, Barren River Cancer Center uses the best computer technology available, including:
TrilogyTM Linear Accelerator
—delivers treatments quicker and more efficiently, resulting in shorter treatment times for patients. With onboard imaging capabilities, the Trilogy™ can obtain a set of X-rays or CT scan, and if necessary, make minute adjustments to enhance each radiation treatment.
CT (Computerized Tomography)
—uses a sophisticated X-ray machine combined with a computer to create a detailed picture of the body's tissues and structures. The scanner circles the patient's body to obtain thin section views that are assembled by the computer to create 3D images.
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
—uses a powerful magnetic field rather than X-rays and can distinguish accurately between healthy and diseased tissue.
PET (Positron Emission Tomography)
—provides a non-invasive procedure to reveal unique information about the body's metabolism, cell function, and the exact location of disease.
The Barren River Regional Cancer Center team combines imaging technologies, such as the PET, MRI, and 4-D CT images, to maximize diagnostic accuracy. Once a specific treatment plan is developed, advanced equipment sends cancer fighting radiation to the tumor. From there, careful follow-up and close physician supervision ensure the best possible outcome.
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