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Cancer is considered the maximum death causing disease today. Basically, it involves the abnormal growth of cells. There are around hundreds of cancer types have been founded by the doctors and each type is so terrifying for any cancer patient. So, various powerful technologies are used to fight against the different types of cancers.
Here, let’s have a comprehensive look at some extensively used cancer technologies:
IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy) features potential advantages for the treatment of multiple cancer types. This cancer technology allows oncologists to bombard the cancer cells using greater doses of radiation while maintaining exposure to the general tissues at the lowest amount.
Image Guided Radiation Therapy
Abbreviated as IGRT! The therapy offers a completely different treatment benefit as it has the potential to be used for both normal tissue sparing and unparalleled tumor control. Under IGRT, a beam of radiations is produced to counterpart the dimensions of the tumor and a high dose of radiations is given to malignant cells. While applying this cancer technology, oncologists specifically focus on not harming the surrounding tissues. And, because of the internal organ action, the tumor can also move during the radiation treatment session.
Linear Accelerator technology is the fundamental platform for the IGRT and IMRT technologies. Basically, this cancer technology allows oncologists to put a variable amount of radiations in an extremely controllable manner. The machine involved in Linear Accelerator technology features a computerized tool that figures the radiation beam according to the optimized treatment strategy. Moreover, the equipment can also change the intensity and shape of the beam based on the requirement of each patient’s tumor forms and sizes.
High-Dose Rate Brachytherapy
The HDR technology uses a catheter as a medium for the radioactive source to reach the affected site. The particular therapy delivers concentrated doses exactly to the tumor site without harming the adjacent organs and tissues.
3D conformal radiation therapy
3D conformal radiation therapy enables physicians to perform a comprehensive mapping for precision and identify the targeted areas of tumors. Oncologists do this using a device named CT simulator. The technology lets the oncologists perform simulations with higher speed as compared to the conventional methods and greater comfort for the cancer patients.
These cancer technologies are used by most of the oncologists to provide the best treatment to different types of cancers.