The Prairie Lakes Cancer Center staff utilizes an advanced radiation therapy treatment system called TomoTherapy. The TomoTherapy platform introduces a new, integrated way to deliver radiation treatments for cancer. Unlike traditional radiation therapy equipment, TomoTherapy is a first-of-its-kind system that features an advanced CT scanner and the ability for 360-degree radiation delivery, all in one unit. By combining the scanning and delivery, the process is simplified for the patient.
TomoTherapy lets clinicians efficiently acquire 3D images of every patient. With these images, clinicians can check the size, shape, and location of tumors before each treatment. Then, they can compare that day’s image with the one used for planning, to make sure that radiation will be directed to where it should be. These CT images can also be used to analyze and, if necessary, modify a patient’s treatment at any point during the treatment course.
With TomoTherapy, Patients Can:
- Receive radiation while avoiding critical organs
- Experience fewer side effects
- Achieve a higher quality of life