Radiation therapy effectively treats many types of cancer, but it can also damage surrounding tissues. At Cochise Oncology, we offer adaptive radiation therapy that precisely targets cancer and protects healthy cells. The human body and its organs change day by day, but adaptive radiation therapy makes sure it always targets the tumor even if its location shifts.
What is Adaptive Radiation Therapy?
Traditional radiation targets the area where the tumor appeared during the last scan. Because organs in the body change in size and shape over the course of a day, the tumor may no longer be located at the precise location it was before. Adaptive radiation therapy (ART) uses a combination of targeted radiation and 3D imaging to locate and treat the tumor in real-time. This prevents radiation from affecting healthy tissue and directs all the radiation energy at the tumor itself.