In radiation oncology, sophisticated technology combined with skilled professionals direct focused beams to target malignant and benign tumours while minimising effects to surrounding tissue.
With the intention of achieving the probability of cure with the least side effects for our patients, we pride ourselves on delivering radiation therapy with speed and accuracy.
This is made possible by sophisticated technology like the TomoTherapy HI-ART® System, which has allowed us to offer TomoTherapy® since March 2006.
This image-guided radiation therapy delivers painless and accurate doses to the tumour, minimising any radiation deposited on the surrounding healthy tissue the tumour, thus enhancing outcome.
The treatments include:
Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
Beams of radiation are accurately manipulated to conform to the shape of the tumour so that the exposure of healthy tissue to radiation is minimised.
Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
This method uses imaging technology to direct the delivery of radiation. Images of the tumour site are created to plan and guide individualised treatments.
3D Conformal Radiation Therapy
This involves a virtual simulation to generate 3D computer images of the tumour site. Focused radiation can then be delivered even in bigger doses while significantly reducing radiation deposited on the surrounding tissue.
Conventional Radiation Therapy
Radiation beams in the form of X-rays, gamma rays or photons are used to kill tumour cells or interfere with their ability to grow.
Stereotactic Radiation Therapy
Fine tumour control from accurate and intense doses of radiation made possible by notable patient immobilisation, image guidance and positional correction, respiratory movement compensation and dose rate delivery.
This is a non-invasive treatment that delivers tightly focused beams of radiation from multiple directions. The beams converge at the tumour site, delivering a strong dose of radiation while the surrounding healthy issue is exposed to a much smaller level of radiation.
Brachytherapy and Implants
Radioactive sources are implanted directly into or adjacent to the tumour site to enable the delivery of high doses of radiation with minimal impact on the surrounding tissue.