IMRT – Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy

Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is an advanced type of radiation therapy used to treat cancer and noncancerous tumors.

IMRT uses advanced technology to manipulate photon and proton beams of radiation to conform to the shape of a tumor.

IMRT uses multiple small photon or proton beams of varying intensities to precisely irradiate a tumor. The radiation intensity of each beam is controlled, and the beam shape changes throughout each treatment.

The goal of IMRT is to conform the radiation dose to the target and to avoid or reduce exposure of healthy tissue to limit the side effects of treatment.

This is the radiation therapy treatment that Dr Falkenberg plans to  use.  

Well I should say, she would like to use this treatment, but we are still waiting on approval from the insurance company.  The insurance company thinks another option (cheaper option) is available.  She is talking with them to explain the advancements in technology makes the IMRT a better option for treating my EYE.  

I have another appointment tomorrow, hopefully she will tell me that she has the approval, so we can start the treatment next Tuesday as planned.

10 comments

  1. Prayers for restoration to complete health! Sounds like you’ve got a great doctor and you’ve the support of family and friends, you’ve got this girl.

  2. Kim I am lifting you up in prayer for complete healing, if I can do anything to help please let me know. I can bring a meal by, listen, pray with you, I mean anything please, call me.
    Blessings, prayers, and love,
    Lynn Caffery

  3. Do not allow the battle to take your focus off of God’s promise. His Word is greater, more powerful than any work of the enemy. Though you may be tested, trust that the Lord has gone before you to perfect the outcome in your favor. Keep pressing. You will not be defeated!

  4. Kim, our love and prayers are with you and your family. I personally know how depleting this journey is. I love this blog because, you have turned your journey into a living testimony. This will help so many people including yourself to stay fixated on the strength & the beautiful light of God. HE will see you through.
    Love, Julia

  5. Hi Kim,
    I’m so happy you have family and friends to hold your hand if needed. “Together you can.” Thank you for sharing the process with us. It’s very enlightening. I’ll be praying and looking out for your updates. If you need anything that I can do for you, please let me know.

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