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Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)

  • What is Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)?

    Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is a type of radiation therapy that is used to treat cancer and benign tumours.

    Beams of radiation are controlled to follow the shape of the tumour and to have different levels of intensity to treat the tumour more effectively. This customisable treatment changes throughout each treatment session according to the tumour.

    The aim of IMRT is to reduce the amount of radiation to the healthy tissues and limit the side effects of the treatment.

  • There are several advantages to IMRT:

    • Improved cure rates – Higher doses of radiation can be given to treat the tumour
    • Fewer side effects – Computer images are used to plan and deliver focused radiation beams, avoiding the surrounding healthy tissue
    • Option of re-treatment – If it is needed, re-treatment can be given as the healthy tissue has received less radiation than with conventional radiation therapy
    • More people can be treated – Even if your tumour is difficult to reach or is located close to an important organ, it can be treated with radiation therapy
    • Better quality of life – Your body will recover better than with conventional radiation therapy
  • Our skilled team of specialists and staff operate at Mount Elizabeth Orchard and Mount Elizabeth Novena – both award-winning hospitals with modern technology and facilities.

    Take your first step towards better health today, and experience the quality and customised healthcare that has made us one of the leading medical institutions in Asia-Pacific.

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  • Our Specialists

    There are 5 SpecialistsView All

    • Lee Kim Shang

      Specialty:
      Oncology - Radiation

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      Clinic:
      Mount Elizabeth Oncology Centre
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth Level 2 Mount Elizabeth Hospital
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      67312778
      Clinic:
      Parkway Cancer Centre
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #13-16/17
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      67338118
      Clinic:
      Parkway Cancer Centre
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #05-43/50 to 55
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      68363665
    • Yang Tuck Loong Edward

      Specialty:
      Oncology - Radiation

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      Clinic:
      Radiation Oncology Centre
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road, Basement 1 Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      69330128
    • Lee Kuo Ann

      Specialty:
      Oncology - Radiation

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      Clinic:
      Radiation Oncology Centre
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road, Basement 1 Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      69330128
    • Khor Tong Hong

      Specialty:
      Oncology - Radiation

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      Clinic:
      Mount Elizabeth Oncology Centre
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth Level 2 Mount Elizabeth Hospital
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      67312778
    • Tan Yat Harn Daniel

      Specialty:
      Oncology - Radiation

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      Clinic:
      Asian American Radiation & Oncology
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #06-33
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      8101 3838

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