TOMOTHERAPY

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TomoTherapy is one of the most advanced Radiotherapy devices.

TomoTherapy ensures effective therapy in cancer treatment with radiation by combining 3 functions in one single system.

1.    Therapy Plan

It enables making complex, patient-specific plans for each patient.

2.    IGRT ( Image Guided Radiotherapy) :

It creates the most proper therapy area by detecting the location of the tumour before each therapy.
This feature allows application of therapy from smaller areas in case of contraction of the tumour which we call Adaptive Radiotherapy.

3.    IMRT ( Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy) :

It prevents healthy tissues from receiving high doses of radiation by complete enclosure of the tumour by the radiotherapy dosage. It ensures targeted therapy.

Features of the Device

TomoTherapy device looks like a Computerized Tomograpgy device and after the patient is located on the therapy table, the table moves towards the large circular structure of the device. Meanwhile, point radiotherapy can be applied to the area of interest with thousands of beams located on the circle.

Ability to apply different dosages from different angles enables this device to apply the best therapy while causing minimum damage to the peripheral healthy tissues even in the case of tumours with different sizes and shapes.

BENEFITS OF TOMOTHERAPY

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The location of the tumour is definitely determined with the BT images taken after each therapy. This enables us to impose more dosage on the target with higher level of preservation of the tissues surrounding the tumour.

check Less Side Effects

Thanks to higher level of protecting healthy organs, side effects are seen much less compared to conventional radiotherapy equipment.

check Re-irradiation Opportunity

It enables repetaed radiotherapy opportunity safely in recurrences near vital organs such as medulla spinalis, kidneys, heart, etc. for subjects which have previously received high dosage of radiotherapy.

check Saving Time

It enables concurrent irradiation of tumours in multiple areas which was otherwise impossible to do with conventional Radiotherapy equipment. For instance, it enables reduction of therapy time for subjects with multiple liver or bone metastasis.