IGRT Treatment in Coimbatore

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What is Image-Guided Radiotherapy?

The precision and accuracy of IGRT treatment delivery can be improved with the use of imaging during radiation therapy. IGRT procedure is used to treat cancers in the lungs and other moving regions of the body. Radiation therapy machines employ imaging technology to show your doctor the tumor before and after treatment.

  1. IGRT for prostate cancer, urinary bladder, lung, and gynecological malignancies are the best candidates.
  2. With the IGRT, clinicians can precisely focus on radiation treatment, potentially improving the treatment's effectiveness in curing or managing cancer.
  3. It can also lessen the likelihood of negative side effects. IGRT is a technique that uses modern imaging technology to pinpoint the tumor better, lowering and eventually eliminating uncertainty while causing less damage to healthy tissue.

Why is IGRT treatment recommended?

IGRT treatment is typically used to treat tumors that are close to vital organs or delicate body structures. It's particularly useful for tumors that are prone to moving during or between treatments, such as lung tumors that are affected by breathing.

Benefits of undergoing IGRT Treatment:

Image-guided radiation therapy is a medical approach that has a number of benefits, including

Monitoring the position and size of the tumor in real-time

Delivering higher doses of radiation may improve therapy effectiveness.

Radiation that is more precisely shaped to tumors

Less radiation to healthy organs and tissues, resulting in fewer problems and side effects.

How can IGRT help in treating cancer?

  1. Cancers may shift somewhat in some parts of the body during or between treatments.
  2. The prostate gland, for example, shifts its position depending on whether or not the bladder is full.
  3. It's also possible that you'll sleep in a little different position each day. As a result, portions of cancer may be outside the treatment region (radiotherapy field) for some treatment sessions.

What can you expect from the IGRT procedure?

  1. Your treatment team may use one or more imaging methods to pinpoint the tumor and sensitive organs if you have IGRT.
  2. IGRT treatment may employ a number of 2-D, 3-D, and 4-D imaging systems to position your body and target the radiation to precisely focus on the tumor while causing the least amount of injury to healthy cells and organs nearby.
  3. Imaging examinations are performed before and sometimes during each IGRT treatment session.

What is involved in the IGRT treatment?

  1. The treatment area is marked on the patient's skin, and this information is used to position the patient for each radiation therapy session.
  2. Imaging equipment is then used to capture images.
  3. The photographs are subsequently reviewed by the physicians or radiation oncology doctors, who compare them to the simulation images.
  4. Additional imaging and repositioning of the patient may be required.
  5. The radiation therapy is given to the patient once the patient has been properly positioned and various modifications have been made.

FAQ Questions? Answered!

IGRT can be used to treat any cancer, but it's more effective for tumors and cancers that are adjacent to delicate structures or organs. IGRT can also be used to treat cancers that are likely to migrate during or between treatments.
Radiation can damage normal cells near the malignancy, but most of them recover and resume their regular functions. If radiotherapy does not destroy all of the cancer cells, they will reappear at a later date.
Radiation therapy has a greater impact on rapidly dividing cells, such as cancer cells than on normal ones. The body may respond to the injury by fibrosis or scarring. However, this is usually a minor occurrence that does not result in long-term disorders that significantly impact the quality of life.
Radiation therapy does not eliminate cancer cells right away. It can take days or weeks for cancer cells to die after treatment. After that, cancer cells continue to die for weeks or months after radiation therapy is finished.
Your doctor can determine if radiation is working for you in a variety of ways. These can include the following: Imaging Tests: During or after treatment, many patients will have radiology examinations (CT scans, MRI scans, PET scans) to determine how the tumor has responded (gotten smaller, stayed the same, or grown).

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Our Department of Oncology has treated over 20,000+ patients with image-guided radiation therapy over the last 48 years. Our team of highly experienced oncologists will ensure you receivethe IGRT treatment in Coimbatore.

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Our Doctors and their Experience

Our team of highly experienced oncologists has immense experience in providing IGRT treatment in Coimbatore.

Dr. KARTHIKA
MBBS, DMRT, DNB Radiation Oncologist

Dr. Karthika is a Radiation Oncologist of the Department of Oncology at Sri Ramakrishna Hospital. She has over 17 years of experience and is a trained sepecialist in all techniques (Conventional & High Precision Radiotheraphy) in external as well as Brachy Therapy.

Dr. N. KRISHNA PRIYA
MBBS, DMRT, DNB (RT) Radiation Oncologist

Dr. N. Krishna Priya is a Radiation Oncologist of the Department of Oncology at Sri Ramakrishna Hospital. She has over 16 years of experience and is a trained sepecialist in treating all type of Cancers using different techniques of radiation therapy.

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