Carolinas Hospital System Treats Patients Using Advanced Dynamic Targeting® IGRT Technology
Carolinas Hospital System is treating cancer patients with advanced technology utilizing image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT). Doctors at the hospital are now using a versatile new imaging system from Varian Medical Systems, which make it possible to deliver Dynamic Targeting® IGRT technology with great precision and speed.
“This state-of-the-art technology makes it possible for us to treat patients with the most advanced radiotherapy techniques, using the most clinically efficient processes in the world,” said Larry D. Grubb, MD, Radiation Oncologist. “It provides us with precision for customizing treatments according to the specifics of each patient’s case.”
IGRT is the most advanced form of radiation therapy currently available. This technology enables clinicians to concentrate radiation doses on the tumor while protecting surrounding healthy tissue. IGRT is well suited to treating tumors virtually anywhere in the body.
The move into image-guided radiotherapy represents a major breakthrough in the safe and effective use of targeted radiation to treat a wide variety of cancer patients. With the acquisition of the new image-guided radiotherapy technology, Carolinas Hospital System continues to deliver high quality, compassionate cancer care. These capabilities, combined with our staff’s expertise, provide superior patient care and comprehensive cancer treatment.
In addition to diagnostic services, surgery and chemotherapy, Carolinas Hospital System also offers advanced technology helps us to deliver a focused radiation beam from a linear accelerator to the tumor. Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) are both available at Carolinas Hospital System.