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Tomotherapy

  • What is Tomotherapy?

    Tomotherapy is a revolutionary radiation technology that uses intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) to treat different tumours. It allows doctors to directly target the radiation beams onto the diseased tissues, while sparing the surrounding healthy tissues from radiation damage. Tomotherapy uses an in-built CT scanner to confirm the size, shape and location of the tumour before the treatment is carried out. The tomotherapy unit allows customised and accurate radiation beams to be focused on the diseased areas, slice by slice, and therefore irradiating the whole tumour area at one time.

  • Tomotherapy can be used to treat all areas of the body because it has a complete 360 degrees, free-range movement. It is used to treat patients with hard-to-reach tumours including prostate, lung, head and neck cancers, which are usually deep in the tissues or near important healthy tissues. Tomotherapy helps in the management of spinal cord cancer, lymphoma (cancer of the immune system) and paediatric cancer (cancer in children).

  • 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 foremost. High-quality, customised healthcare has been our legacy for more than 50 years.

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