Intensity-modulated radiation therapy: First reported treatment in Australasia.
June Corry, Geoff Hope, Jim Cramb, Jo Smylie, Daryl Lim Joon, Sam Towns, Paul Archer, Zoltan Henkul, Julie Wills
Australasian Radiology | Published : 2002
Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is an exciting new advance in the practice of radiation oncology. It is the use of non-uniform radiation beams to achieve conformal dose distributions. As a result of the high initial capital costs and the time and complexity of planning, IMRT is not yet a widely available clinical treatment option. We describe the process involved in applying this new technology to a case of locally advanced nasopharyngeal cancer.