Continuously monitors the movement of tumors during normal breathing and ensures that radiation is only delivered when the tumor is in exactly the right place.
In radiation therapy, a very precisely targeted radiation beam is aimed at a tumor. The goal is to kill cancerous cells while sparing normal, surrounding tissue. This becomes more complicated when treating tumors of the chest and abdomen, which move each time a patient breathes.
Respiratory gating is a process for continuously monitoring the movement of tumors during normal breathing. Radiation is only delivered when the tumor is exactly in the right place, and the treatment beam automatically turns off when the tumor moves outside of the target field. This technique is used as part of some radiation therapy treatment plans.
21st Century Oncology will be moving to their new home as part of the global GenesisCare network. The 21st Century Oncology website will no longer exist after November 2020.
There will be no disruption in your care team, location, or contacts. There will simply be a new website, new look and feel, and patients will benefit from the latest treatment technology and evidence-based cancer care. We look forward to serving you as part of the GenesisCare team.