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TomoTherapy® H™

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Introducing TomoTherapy® H™, one of the most innovative and precise radiation therapy for the first time in India. TomoTherapy® H™ is an advanced form of cancer treatment that combines Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) with the accuracy of Computed Tomography (CT) scanning technology (IGRT- Image Guided Radiotherapy), all in one machine.
With this advanced treatment modality, we can modulate powerful radiation beams to treat tumours with precision. Using the built-in CT scanning to confirm the shape and position of the tumour before each treatment, TomoTherapy® H™ reduces radiation exposure to healthy tissues and organs thereby minimising the side effects.
This technology is very helpful in treating tumours in hard-to-reach sites, tumours that are advanced stage (locally and metastatic) and recurrent tumours which have been previously treated with other radiotherapy techniques.
On each treatment day, the scanning technology provides a 3D image of the treatment area, so the radiation beams can be targeted according to the size, shape and location of the tumour(s) on that specific day. Hence there is no chance of missing the target.
During treatment, we can adjust the intensity and direction of the radiation beams and the crevolutionary “slice therapy” approach treats tumours layer by layer at a time. This minimizes the radiation that reaches the healthy tissues and organs, thereby, reducing the side effects. Many cancer patients who have reached their maximum tolerance dose of other forms of radiation may be a candidate for re-irradiation TomoTherapy.
What makes Tomotherapy unique?
The TomoTherapy® H™ System is versatile and efficient which enables the delivery of a precision radiation therapy to a wide range of patients and disease types, from the routine to the complex, while minimizing side effects. The TomoTherapy System integrates treatment planning, CT imaging, data management and treatment delivery with a common database and a single user interface.
This CT scanner-based platform enables treatment delivery from 360 degrees around the patient. The TomoTherapy system is so precise that it can often be used to treat recurrent tumors.
How does Tomotherapy benefit a patient?
TomoTherapy® H™ supports the specialists to customize treatment plans to each patient’s unique needs, and relies on integrated imaging to verify the position of tumor to ensure accurate delivery of radiation by minimizing exposure to surrounding healthy tissue, which can result in fewer side effects. Hence TomoTherapy® H™ can be an effective radiation treatment option for Breast cancer treatment, Prostate Cancer Treatment and Lung cancer treatment.
The TomoTherapy® H™ is a radiation therapy which efficiently treats cancer at any site on the body. Designed like a CT scanner, the TomoTherapy uses its integrated imaging to enhance treatment accuracy and a unique beam to improve treatment precision. The TomoTherapy can be used for any case which may need radiation therapy, including those involving large tumors or multiple tumors throughout the body.
The TomoTherapy System may be used as the only treatment, or in combination with surgery and/or chemotherapy.
Hundreds of scientific papers have been written on the use of the TomoTherapy System in clinics worldwide. Many show how its unique design results in superior treatment plans and improved clinical outcomes compared with traditional radiation therapy.