intra-operative-radiotherapy, breast cancer, brain tumour treatment, surgery + radiotherapy

What is IORT?

Intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) is a targeted radiation therapy, delivered directly to the site where the tumour is resected during the surgery. The aim of IORT treatment is to deliver precise dose of radiation to the intended area for better treatment outcome, while minimizing unnecessary damage to normal tissues. Multiple studies show clear evidence of how IORT is more effective in preventing future recurrences.

IORT utilizes a miniaturised X-ray source to deliver a complete course of targeted radiation directly within the tumour cavity, where cancer cells are most likely to recur, meticulously destroying cancer cells while minimising the risk of damage to neighbouring healthy tissue.

WHY IORT?

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Precise

Targeted radiation is delivered to the designated area directly, hence, minimising the radiation exposure to surrounding healthy tissues.

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Time-saving

Saving patients’ time as it eliminates the hassle of multiple trips to the hospital for external beam radiation therapy as IORT is delivered to patients during the same surgery.

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Effective

As radiation is delivered directly to the tumour site with the optimal dose, it could potentially improve local tumour control therefore, lowering the risk of recurrence.

Note: As with any medical procedure, it is critical to consult with your healthcare physician about the potential risks and benefits as well as to evaluate the appropriateness of IORT in the patient’s case and recommend the best treatment plan.

Precision, IORT, intraoperative radiotherapy, website, beacon hospital

Precise

Targeted radiation is delivered to the designated area directly, hence, minimising the radiation exposure to surrounding healthy tissues.

Time Saving, IORT, intraoperative radiotherapy, website, beacon hospital

Time-saving

Saving patients’ time as it lowers multiple trips to the hospital for radiotherapy sessions as IORT is delivered to patients during surgery.

Effective Icon, IORT, intraoperative radiotherapy, website, beacon hospital

Effective

As the radiation is delivered directly to the tumour site at a high dose, it could potentially improve local tumour control, therefore, lowering the risk of recurrence.

Note: As with any medical procedure, it is critical to consult with your healthcare physician about the potential risks and benefits as well as to evaluate the appropriateness of IORT in the patient’s case and recommend the best treatment plan.

What is IORT used for?

Breast Cancer Treatment

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Brain Tumour Treatment

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