Tumor Debulking Options : Precision Radiation

    IMRT , SBRT, and the Cyberknife may be several non-surgical options used to remove some or all of your tumors.  With surgery, there is always a risk of spreading or seeding your tumors.  Recovery time from precision radiation can be very quick and the side effects seem to be minimal.

 

IMRT

    Intensity Modulated Radiation Treatment (IMRT) is a method of treatment that is able to conform radiation to the size, shape and location of the treatment site.  With IMRT, a radiation oncologist is able to deliver the best dose of radiation to a tumor site while limiting the dose to surrounding normal tissue.

 

SBRT

    Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) is a method of treatment that enables radiation to conform to the size, shale, and location of the treatment site.  With SBRT, a radiation oncologist is able to deliver the best dose of radiation to a specific area while limiting the dose to surrounding normal tissue.

      The painless, minimally invasive therapy uses stereotactic body mapping made possible with specially designed equipment that accounts for natural body motion (including breathings) to ensure the precision of radiation beams aimed at the tumor.

 

Cyberknife

 

     Stereotactic radiosurgery is a medical procedure that utilizes very accurately targeted, large “killing” doses of radiation. This noninvasive “operation” has proven to be an effective alternative to surgery or conventional radiation for treating many small tumors and a few other select medical disorders.

 

Cyberknife Links

Cyberknife Society      LINK

Cyberknife Patient Support     LINK

Accuray's Cyberknife site     LINK

"See the Cyberknife in Action" Video    LINK

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

      

     I am not a medical or health professional.  Information in this site has been gathered from numerous sources and is for research purposes only.  I do not guarantee the accuracy of any information in this site.    Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumor     DSRCT      www.DSRCT.com