Hematology and Oncology Book

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Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy

Aka: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy
  1. See Also
    1. External Beam Radiation Therapy
  2. Indications: Tumors near critical structures
    1. Head and neck cancer
    2. Prostate Cancer
  3. Mechanism
    1. Radiation beam is divided into separate, multiple beamlets
    2. Tungsten leaves shape each beamlet to protect critical tissues
  4. Protocol
    1. Tumor Localization: MRI or CT directed radiation
    2. Dose: May exceed 30 minutes per application
    3. Schedule: Monday through Friday
    4. Duration: 2-7 weeks

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