Intensity-modulated radiation therapy in the treatment of head and neck cancer

@article{Eisbruch2005IntensitymodulatedRT,
  title={Intensity-modulated radiation therapy in the treatment of head and neck cancer},
  author={Avraham Eisbruch},
  journal={Nature Clinical Practice Oncology},
  year={2005},
  volume={2},
  pages={34-39}
}
Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is a new technical improvement of radiotherapy, in which computer-controlled treatment machines produce multiple beams of radiotherapy whose intensity is optimized to deliver a high dose of radiation to specified volumes, while reducing the dose to adjacent non-target organs. The potential benefits include the ability to deliver higher doses to the target with an improved safety than has previously been possible, and to reduce side effects and… CONTINUE READING