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IMRT

Ablative Therapies | Chemotherapy | IMRT | Liver Transplant | Resection

IMRT has been used safely and effectively against a wide variety human cancers, including metastases to the liver.  If IMRT is safe and effective in reducing the size of HCCs in patients with cirrhosis, it may be a new alternative to traditional minimally invasive treatment strategies.

IMRT, in contrast to standard radiation, permits the radiation oncologist to vary both the intensity and the angle at which a radiation beam is delivered to the patient.  IMRT permits the delivery of a high dose of radiation to a tumor while significantly reducing the dose to surrounding normal tissue.  IMRT has been used to treat a wide variety of tumors, including:  brain cancer, lung cancer, and cancers that have metastasized to the liver.  IMRT was found to be effective and safe when offered to such patients.  We offer IMRT as a minimally invasive treatment option for patients with small hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs). 

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