Volumetric modulated arc therapy

Volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) allows more difficult tumours, such as ones wrapped around other important structures, to be targeted precisely.


Overview

Volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) involves the use of external radiation therapy beams being directed in a series of arcs or angles by a rotating machine to allow for greater access to a cancerous tumour.

This therapy reduces the likelihood of impacting healthy surrounding tissues, and allows more difficult tumours, such as ones wrapped around other important structures, to be targeted precisely.

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  • Level B3, Bowen Specialist Medical Centre 98 Churchill Drive Crofton Downs Wellington 6035