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Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)

  • What is Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)?

    Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) is a way of using x-rays and images (scans) of the body to guide individual treatment. The x-rays and scans show the size, shape and position of the cancer. The radiation therapy is planned so as to give a high dose of radiation directly to the cancer. The surrounding healthy tissue is given as low a dose as possible to reduce the risk of injury to these tissues.

  • By using IGRT, doctors can target the radiation more accurately. As treatment is personalised, the planning can take a bit longer than for some other treatments and each therapy session may be a bit longer.

    As IGRT is able to track changes to your cancer throughout the treatment and the treatment plan can be changed at any stage. This can result in:

    • Better treatment
    • More precise and effective radiation therapy
    • Fewer side effects
  • Your goal of getting swift, accurate and effective treatment is our strength. Our skilled team of specialists and staff operate at Mount Elizabeth Orchard and Mount Elizabeth Novena – both award-winning hospitals with advanced technology and modern facilities. Take your first step towards better health today, and experience the high-quality, customised healthcare that has made us one of the leading medical institutions in Asia-Pacific.

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