The TomoTherapy Hi Art System® is a revolutionary way to deliver radiation treatment for cancer. TomoTherapy allows your doctor to check the location of your tumor before each treatment and then deliver precise radiation therapy based on a carefully customized plan. TomoTherapy combines precise 3-D imaging from computerized tomography (CT scanning) with highly targeted radiation beams.
Benefits of TomoTherapy include:
- Precisely identifying the tumor before treatment.
- Modifying the plan during treatment to reflect patient anatomy.
- Safely escalating the radiation dose to maximize tumor control.
- Minimizing complications and damage to healthy tissue by concentrating the radiation on the tumor site.
TomoTherapy allows your doctor to deliver doses of radiation from 360 degrees, rather than from only a few directions. It can accurately shape the radiation as prescribed by your doctor and can treat both large tumors and multiple sites at the same time.
The treatment usually takes about 15 minutes.