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.