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Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)

  • What is Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)?

    Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) is a way of using X-rays and images (scans) of your body to guide your individual treatment. The X-rays and scans show the size, shape and position of your cancer.

    The radiation therapy is planned so as to give a high dose of radiation directly to the cancer. The surrounding healthy tissue is given as low a dose as possible to reduce the risk of injury to these tissues.

  • By using IGRT, doctors can target the radiation more accurately. As treatment is personalised, the planning can take a bit longer than for some other treatments, and each therapy session may be a bit longer.

    As IGRT is able to track changes to your cancer throughout treatment, your treatment plan can be altered at any stage. This can result in:

    • Better treatment
    • More precise and effective radiation therapy
    • Fewer side effects
  • Your goal of getting swift, accurate and effective treatment is our strength. Our skilled team of specialists and staff at Gleneagles Hospital is committed to placing your needs at the heart of all we do. Take your first step towards better health today, and experience the high-quality, customized healthcare that has been our legacy for more than 50 years.

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