Maximizing Precision In Radiation Therapy
The TomoTherapy HI-ART treatment system is a unique, groundbreaking device. At Astera, our radiation oncologists use it to deliver image-guided, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IG-IMRT), using real-time CT scanning technology.
The TomoTherapy treatment beam is mounted on a CT-scanner ring system. This allows us to deliver radiation therapy continuously from all angles while the patient moves through the ring.
By using tiny beamlets of radiation from every direction, we can deliver a full dose to the cancer target while limiting radiation exposure to healthy tissue.
Because it’s also a CT machine, the TomoTherapy device allows our radiation oncologists to take a scan prior to treatment to guide precision. This further ensures delivery of radiation to the tumor while minimizing exposure to the surrounding healthy tissue.
More Options for Effective Treatment
TomoTherapy technology enables our radiation oncologists to offer new advances in treating cancers of the prostate, head and neck, lung, brain, spine, and other areas that used to be more difficult to treat.