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New Precision Radiation Treatment System Fights Cancer
Date:8/26/2009

Hi Art system, the equipment makes a 360-degree sweep of the patient, delivering intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) directly at the tumor. TomoTherapy treatment is performed with a patient lying on a special couch that moves through the center of the TomoTherapy unit as the radiation beam circles them. The result is a helical radiation treatment that delivers an optimized set of radiation beams to the tumor. Literally, the TomoTherapy process runs rings around cancer.

Before beginning a TomoTherapy treatment, KCCC uses 3D images from a combination of scanning technologies and special software to establish the precise contours for each tumor, and any regions at risk, such as sensitive organs or structures. The physician determines the radiation dose that will be given to the tumor, as well as acceptable levels for surrounding structures.

Each day before treatment, the Hi Art system allows doctors to take a CT scan to verify the position of the tumor. If necessary, the patient's position is adjusted to make sure radiation is directed at the tumor. This is critical, as the tumor can move as the patient moves.

Until now, the availability of TomoTherapy has been limited in this region, says Coster. KCCC is proud to add this new technology and its benefits to patients to its comprehensive suite of cancer treatment services.

About Kansas City Cancer Center

Kansas City Cancer Center is a full service cancer healthcare practice, with 11 offices throughout the region. KCCC provides a wide range of patient support, including oncology treatment, diagnostic imaging, genetic risk evaluation and testing, access to clinical trials and survivorship wellness services. Its patient-driven mission is to equip individuals and their families with everything they need to battle the disease, manage their care and navigate the insurance issues of a cancer diagnosis
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