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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

‘Cone beam CT’ technology to revolutionize cancer treatment

A new tumor imaging technology – cone beam CT- could revolutionize cancer treatment in the years to come. This new technology creates three-dimensional axial CT slices of a patient’s tumor, enabling therapists and doctors to compare these images with initial treatment planning images to determine how precisely focused the radiation set-up is. They can then make position adjustments if necessary to deliver a more targeted therapy to the patient. The hope is that this technology will lead to more highly customized radiation treatments, where higher doses are directed at the tumor while sparing the patient’s normal body structures.

This video explains more about this new technology and how cancer patients could benefit from it.

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