Radiotherapy treatment is a treatment method which is aimed to eliminate the tumor cells by irradiating the diseased area by means of radiation therapy devices. Treatments are carried out in the form of daily sessions and continue in a period ranging from a few days to weeks. The physician decides on the radiation oncologist for treatment duration and shape.
Radiotherapy treatment (irradiation therapy) is used alone or in combination with surgery / chemotherapy in cancer. When radiotherapy is planned and applied by computerized planning support by radiation oncology physician, success rates increase. For this reason, the combination of technology and treatment team is important in the treatment of radiotherapy.
Radiotherapy treatment is currently a treatment modality used in about half of cancer patients. 3 dimensional conformal radiotherapy planning, radiotherapy treatment using IMRT applications is effective in the treatment of cancer.
The contribution of technological innovations to radiotherapy:
In line with technological developments, radiotherapy treatment is constantly updated. With applications under radiation oncologist supervision, tumor sites can be treated by treatment planning systems (TPS) without damaging the surrounding organs. Human factors and technological advances help to treat patients with coordination.
A detailed examination of the diseased area before the treatment with the computerized screening method can distinguish between the diseased area and the normal region. In this way, radiation therapy can only be applied to the tumor site and side effects can be reduced.
Separate and customized treatment for each patient:
A patient-specific treatment plan emerges with the evaluation of the reports and films reviewed by your doctor. This detailed treatment plan prepared by the radiotherapy team provides gains in the treatment of the disease with controlled treatment applications every day.
In our clinic, computerized planning support is used in treatment applications. Radiation oncologist, radiation physicist and radiotherapy technicians and treatment planning and implementation are carried out as a team.