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Stereotactic Body Radiosurgery

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Some diseases in the chest and lung require radiation for treatment. The more focused these treatments are, the better a patient tolerates their therapy. Tomotherapy is the most advanced radiation technology available. It obtains a CT scan before each daily radiation treatment to ensure the most accurate targeting of tumors.

In addition, its advanced computer system allows for very precise, focused treatments called Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT). This system also utilizes respiratory gating, which allows for tracking a tumor’s motion while the patient breathes to ensure the most accurate delivery of treatment. In some patients with small tumors in their lung this has allowed doctors to achieve very high cure rates in as little as four treatments.

Tomotherapy unit
Tomotherapy unit at The Blumenthal Cancer Center

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