Superficial Radiation Treatment
Superficial Radiation Treatment or Image-guided SRT is a type of radiation therapy that uses imaging technology, such as ultrasound to precisely target the radiation to the affected area. The use of imaging technology helps to ensure that the radiation is delivered to the exact location of the tumor or lesion, while minimizing exposure to surrounding healthy tissue.
Image-guided SRT may be particularly useful for treating skin cancers and other skin conditions that are close to critical structures, such as the eyes or ears, or that have irregular shapes or depths. The imaging technology allows the healthcare provider to visualize the tumor or lesion and precisely plan the radiation treatment to target the affected area.
The process of image-guided SRT typically involves the following steps:
Imaging: The healthcare provider uses imaging technology, such as ultrasound to visualize the tumor or lesion.
Treatment planning: The healthcare provider uses the imaging data to create a treatment plan that precisely targets the radiation to the affected area.
Treatment delivery: The patient receives SRT treatment, with the radiation delivered precisely to the targeted area based on the treatment plan.
Image-guided SRT may offer several advantages over traditional SRT, including improved accuracy, reduced risk of side effects, and potentially shorter treatment times. However, not all patients may be suitable candidates for image-guided SRT, and the potential risks and benefits should be discussed with a healthcare provider.
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