What is Tomotherapy?

Tomotherapy is a form of intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), in which the radiation is transported slice-by-slice. The word Tomotherapy has emerged from a Greek prefix – tomo, which means slice.

Tomotherapy is an advanced technology by which powerful and precise radiation beams are continuously produced to treat inoperable tumours. The inbuilt CT scanning helps in confirming the size and position of the tumour prior the treatment.

Why is the technology unique?

• The unique 4D kV imaging feature provides 4D volume images of the tumours that are moving. The radiologists can target them precisely without harming the healthy tissues present in the proximit...

How is it done?

What are the benefits and risks of Tomotheraphy?

There are some benefits of tomotherapy, which gives the patients a sense of relief. But, those benefits come with some risks too, which are mentioned below:

  • The treatment is very precise.
  • Less time consuming.
  • When eliminating the tumour is not possible, it is used as a palliative treatment.
  • Quick recovery.
  • No requirement of anaesthesia.
  • Painless procedure.

  • Diarrhoea.
  • Swelling in the leg.
  • Bladder issues.
  • Skin Problems.
  • Dry Mouth.
  • Vomiting.
  • Difficulty in urination.

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