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Tomotherapy

Tomotherapy is a dedicated IMRT (intensity modulation radiation therapy) machine with tremendous precision and unique capabilities. Tomotherapy offers two primary advantages over previous radiation therapies: better targeting and better delivery. Physicians can plan, verify and deliver treatment with a single system.

This enhanced precision helps minimize the impact of radiation on adjacent healthy tissue. Tomotherapy is ideal to treat tumors that are next to important normal structures that should be spared from radiation, such as treating prostate cancer while sparing the rectum and bladder; head and neck cancer while sparing the salivary glands; and brain cancer while sparing as much normal brain as possible.

The tomotherapy system is well suited for stereotactic body radiation. Specifically, ROC physicians have been using the precision and power of tomotherapy to treat small lung cancers in patients who are unable to undergo lung surgery. This treatment is delivered over 5 sessions and has achieved local control rates of over 90 percent. Tomotherapy can also be used for stereotactic body radiation to tumors of the spine or liver. Tomotherapy is primarily used for

  • Prostate cancer
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Brain cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Stereotactic body radiation
  • Radiation retreatment
  • Complex cases

Research and Awards

Radiation Oncology Consultants, Ltd. is composed of twenty one distinguished cancer specialists practicing compassionate cutting edge cancer care in the Chicagoland area. Our physicians have been recognized as Chicago's "Top Docs" and are ranked amongst top physicians in the country by U.S. News and World Report.

Awards

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