Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) is ideal for tumors that are very close to sensitive structures and organs or prone to movement or change of shape. During treatment, you'll typically be immobilized using a body mold or a mask. Markers may be placed on your skin or on the mold or mask for initial treatment positioning and in or near the tumor for added precision.
The care team follows the philosophy of imaging wisely and safely to keep radiation exposure as low as clinically necessary.
IGRT advantages include: