Radiation therapy involves the use of ionizing radiation in the treatment of cancer patients. Advanced Radiation Therapy is comprised of two treatment modalities: Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Radiotherapy. Radiation therapy at "Acibadem Sistina" is enabled by the most modern image-guided radiation therapy system, the linear accelerator: TRILOGY.
For the first time in the region, due to the technological opportunities available at "Acibadem Sistina", PET / CT scans are used in the treatment planning, which enable precise marking of the tumor and the healthy organs. This is essential in increasing the treatment success rate and reducing adverse treatment effects.
Radiation therapy for cancer treatment at "Acibadem Sistina"
Radiation therapy is managed by two linear accelerators:
Radiotherapy is enabled by a powerful accelerator Trilogy, at the Radiotherapy and Oncology Centre at the Clinical Hospital "Acibadem Sistina" for the first time in the region. In a shorter time interval, it provides an exact dosage of radiation directly on the cancer and offers maximum protection of the surrounding healthy tissues.
Techniques used in radiotherapy application:
• 3D Conformal Radiotherapy: (3D CRT) • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) - enhanced three-dimensional technique • SRT / SRS: Stereotactic Radiotherapy / Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Exact application of these techniques is provided by Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), enabling the most advanced planning and control of radiation beams by using different imaging modalities (MRI, PET / CT, CBCT, PV).
Application of radiotherapy:
There are different purposes of the radiation therapy such as:
• Curative Radiation Therapy
It is applied in cases where the disease can be completely cured. It can be administered alone or in combination with other treatment modalities - surgery and chemotherapy.
• Palliative radiotherapy
It is used in conditions where the disease is impossible to cure. The goal is to prevent or reduce the symptoms (symptomatic relief) and improve the patient's quality of life when fighting this grave and complex disease. For example, bone pain due to bone changes can be reduced by radiotherapy. In addition, radiotherapy can prevent pathological fractures of changed bones. Bleeding caused by large tumors can be stopped or reduced by radiotherapy. The total dosage of radiotherapy in these cases is smaller and the duration of treatment is significantly shorter.