RapidArc radiotherapy technology is a new approach to intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) that delivers precise treatments in shorter times than conventional IMRT therapies.
RapidArc is a major medical advancement because of its ability to quickly deliver a complete IMRT treatment with as little as a single rotation of the radiation machine around the patient. The entire tumor volume receives the radiation dose during the revolution of the machine. A typical RapidArc treatment takes less than two minutes, meaning that patients can be in and out of treatment quickly and return to their daily routine.
Using computer-generated images, the radiation is shaped and reshaped as it is delivered continuously from virtually every angle in a 360-degree revolution around the patient. As a result, higher doses of radiation are delivered with more intensity, while the exposure to surrounding healthy tissue is reduced.
It treats the entire tumor with pinpoint accuracy and is easier and more convenient for the patient, who does not have to hold still for long periods of time.
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