Med Tours Latinamerica offers you the first hospital in the Central and South America region to provide TomoTherapy, one of the world’s most advanced radiation treatment systems for treating cancerous tumors.
The TomoTherapy® Highly Integrated Adaptive Radiotherapy (HI-ART) system combines an advanced form of intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) with the accuracy of CT scanning technology, all in one machine. This approach treats hard-to-reach tumors that often sit close to healthy tissues and organs, while minimizing damage to these surrounding tissues. Using the CT scanner design to deliver radiation from all angles around the patient. With more beam angles during the treatment, the better the procedure can shape the radiation dose around the tumor and away from normal tissues.
With this advanced technology, our radiation doctors can sculpt powerful and precise radiation beams to treat tumors. Using built-in CT scanning to confirm the shape and position of the tumor before each treatment, TomoTherapy reduces radiation exposure to healthy tissues.
TomoTherapy offers several advantages:
Before every treatment, advanced scanning technology provides a 3D image of the body, so the radiation beams can be targeted according to the size, shape and location of the tumor(s) on that specific day.
During treatment, we can adjust the intensity and direction of the radiation beams in real time. The revolutionary “slice therapy” approach treats tumors one layer at a time.
After treatment, side effects are minimized because less radiation reaches healthy tissues and organs.
Each TomoTherapy treatment takes about 20 minutes, including roughly five minutes for the CT scan, five minutes for the radiation treatment itself, and time for set-up. Many cancer patients who have reached their maximum tolerance dose of traditional radiation may be candidates for TomoTherapy.
TomoTherapy allows us to modify the shape and intensity of the radiation to target the tumor more effectively. For patients, the process is smooth, easy and comfortable. With this leading technology, we can treat cancer better and faster than before and with a single dose.