GVN CBCC Cancer Centre is first hospital in this region to established high end LINAC (Linear Accelerator). Radiation Oncology uses ionizing radiation and controlled use of radiation beams to treat cancer. The Radiation treatment can be used alone or in combination with surgery/chemotherapy.
The Radiation Oncology department at GVN CBCC Cancer Centre offers:
- GRT(VMAT), IMRT,3DCRT,2DCRT SSRS, SRT
- Electron therapy or electron beam therapy (EBT)
- Triple energy photons precise radiation for children & even obese adults
- HDR Brachytherapy
The department also offers IORT (Intra Operative Radiation Therapy- A unique kind of radiotherapy concept giving more options to a near-complete cure of cancer.
Brachytherapy is a form of radiotherapy where a radiation source is placed inside or next to the area requiring treatment. Brachytherapy is commonly used as an effective treatment for cervical, prostate, breast, and skin cancers, and can also be used to treat tumors in many other body sites.
Brachytherapy can be used alone or in combination with other therapies, such as surgery, external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) and chemotherapy.
IGRT (Image Guided Radiation Therapy)
Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) is the use of imaging during radiation therapy to improve the precision and accuracy of treatment delivery. IGRT is used to treat tumors in areas of the body that move, such as the lungs. Radiation therapy machines are equipped with imaging technology to allow your doctor to image the tumor before and during treatment.
IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy)
IMRT is an advanced type of high-precision radiation that improves the ability to conform the treatment volume to concave tumor shapes.
Rapid Arc radiotherapy technology is a new approach to image-guided, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IGRT/IMRT) that delivers precise treatments in shorter times than conventional IMRT. Rapid Arc delivers a highly precise treatment much faster than other technologies.