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Because cancerous tumors can move within the body, the experts at the UVM Cancer Center use image guided radiation therapy to administer radiation accurately.
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The Radiation Oncology Department at the University of Vermont Cancer Center uses image guided radiation therapy (IGRT) to precisely aim radiation at cancerous tumors identified by ultrasound images taken at the start of treatment.
Our Garden Pavilion houses all radiation oncology services in one convenient location. Here, our specialists provide a comprehensive approach to cancer treatment. When you choose to undergo IGRT at the UVM Cancer Center, you benefit from:
Cancerous tumors sometimes shift location as a result of treatment or due to the movement of organs within the body. Image guided radiation therapy allows your physician to take ultrasound images of the cancerous area at the start of radiation treatment to pinpoint the tumor’s exact location and determine changes in tumor size. Your physician uses this information to make minor aiming adjustments before administering radiation.
Image guided radiation therapy allows us to pinpoint a tumor’s exact location and size. Other benefits include:
Your physician may recommend image guided radiation therapy if you have: