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The aim of radiation therapy treatment is to deliver optimal dose to tumors while minimizing the dose to the surrounding healthy tissue. Challenges arise because tumors and critical structures (heart, lungs, etc) are constantly moving and adapting with normal physiological functions.
To account for motion within the body Anchorage & Valley Radiation Therapy Centers utilizes Elekta’s Active Breathing Coordinator (ABC) - a non-invasive devise that under your control pauses breathing during radiation treatment to still internal motion – therefore allowing greater conformity of the radiation beam to the tumor.
The Active Breathing Coordinator increases the accuracy of treatment by enabling reproducible tumor position within the body. The tumor is immobilized during the pause, which allows our clinicians to maximize radiation delivery to the tumor, and avoid critical structures and healthy tissue.
Often, only four to six pauses are required for treatment delivery, and the system is designed with patient comfort and confide
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