Radiation Therapy For Cancer
- Q What is Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)?
Dr. Dede Bonner, Health EducationIntensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is an advanced method that uses computers to deliver precisely controlled radiation doses to specific tumor areas. Treatment is carefully planned using three-dimensional (3D) computerized tomography (CT)... Full Answer
- Q How does radiation therapy (RT) treat cancer?
Dr. Patrick Maguire, OncologyHigh-energy radiation treatment kills cancer cells. This type of anti-cancer treatment can be delivered on its own, before or after surgery, and with or without chemotherapy. Most commonly, radiation therapy (RT) is delivered by means of a... Full Answer