AlignRT takes patient movements into account to make sure radiation goes only where it's supposed to
When it opened last year, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System’s $27-million radiation oncology center was stocked with the latest cancer-fighting equipment, including a pair of advanced linear accelerators that deliver beams of radiation directly to tumors while sparing surrounding healthy cells. The center’s latest equipment, called AlignRT, helps make those radiation treatments even more accurate. AlignRT uses 3-D cameras to examine tumors and monitor a patient’s movement during radiation therapy.
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