RapidArc Radiation Therapy
RapidArc® Radiation Therapy is a form of IMRT. RapidArc delivers IMRT during a 360 degree rotation around the patient. Radiation can be delivered at any angle during this 360 degree rotation.
RapidArc allows the radiation dose to closely conform to the shape of the target, while minimizing dose to surrounding healthy tissues. RapidArc is 2 to 8 times faster than standard IMRT, which improves comfort and convenience. In addition, faster treatment times mean it is less likely there will be movement of the patient or the patient’s internal organs during treatment.