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Intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT)

Intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) varies the strength of the radiotherapy beams to match the size, shape and position of the tumour, maximising the effectiveness of treatment and minimising damage to healthy tissue.

IMRT shapes radiotherapy beams to exactly target the tumour and avoid healthy tissue, increasing effectiveness and reducing side effects.

IMRT uses many small beams within the main radiotherapy beam to intersect the tumour from a number of angles. The intensity of each smaller beam can be controlled during treatment to deliver precise and varying doses to different parts of the tumour, and none to healthy tissue or organs.

This degree of targeting is impossible with conventional radiotherapy, which delivers the same dose across the whole beam to both tumour and healthy tissue. For the tumour to be precisely targeted using IMRT, its size and position must be accurately measured and the correct dose defined in advance. This is achieved using specialist imaging and computer technology during the CT planning and dosimetry stage of your care plan.

Cancer Partners UK uses image guided radiotherapy (IGRT) to ensure that each IMRT beam is correctly aimed at the tumour throughout each treatment session.

By using the latest radiotherapy techniques including IGRT and IMRT, Cancer Partners UK can maximise the effectiveness of your treatment, and reduce expected side effects.

We offer cancer treatment for a wide range of cancer, and use the latest advancements in radiotherapy technology to increase the effectiveness of cancer treatment and reduce side effects.

Find out more about the cancers we can treat.