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Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT) Abroad

A list of international hospitals offering Image Guided Radiotherapy treatments.

Neolife Oncology Center, Istanbul, Turkey

A modern dedicated Oncology center equipped with advanced technologies and treatment modules such as the TrueBeam Radiotherapy device and PET-CT scanners. Neolife team consists of 20 Oncologists and a supporting staff of 40.

14 listed oncologists:

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Prof. Ufuk Abacıoğlu

Head of Oncology Department

Dr. Nesrin Aslan

Nuclear Medicine Specialist

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6,000 - 20,000 US$

Medipol Mega University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.

14 listed oncologists:

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Prof. Dr. Mehmet Faruk Köse

OB-GYN, Gynecologic Oncology Surgery Specialist

Prof. Dr. Seniye Sema Anak

Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Specialist

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Image Guided Radiotherapy

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Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.

Listed oncologist:

Dr. Emilio Alba

Director of the Xanit Oncology Institute (XOI)

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Cyberknife Center Hamburg

CyberKnife Center of Hamburg has an excellent track record for cancer treatment with the use of high technology. Among others, they specialize in CyberKnife radiosurgery, radiation oncology, stereotactic radiotherapy, diagnostic radiology.

6 listed oncologists:

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Prof. Dr. Michael Heinrich Seegenschmiedt

Chairman and CEO, Radiotherapist -- Radiosurgery, Cyberknife Technology and Benign Diseases Specialist

Dr. Fabian Fehlauer

Medical Director, Radiotherapist -- Oncology and Palliative Care Specialist

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6,600 - 21,000 US$

Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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Image Guided Radiotherapy

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HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.

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Acibadem Taksim Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

With a capacity of 99 beds and 6 operating rooms, Acıbadem Taksim Hospital is designed for all the different stages of diagnosis and treatment.

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Acibadem University Atakent Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Acıbadem Atakent University Hospital is designed as a comprehensive hospital that serves in all fields, and draws attention with its cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, nuclear medicine, and oncology branches.

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Galenia Hospital

Hospital Galenia holds the Certificate of Medical Attention Establishments granted by Joint Commission International (JCI), Accreditation Canada International (ACI) and is certified by the Mexican General Health Council (CSG).

Listed oncologist:

Dr. Marinee Torres Aguilar

Medical Oncology

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Hygeia Hospital

HYGEIA Hospital is the first large private hospital to operate in Greece and has been a leading healthcare provider for the last 35 years. It is the first and only hospital in Greece to be accredited by the JCI.

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Image Guided Radiotherapy

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About Image Guided Radiotherapy

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is image guided radiotherapy (IGRT)?

Image-guided radiation therapy is a method of radiation therapy that uses imaging techniques during the course of radiation treatment that directs radiation therapy in order to utilize the imaging coordinates of the radiation treatment plan. The radiation therapy technique controls cancer tumors through the use of radiation treatment. It is an example of the conformal radiotherapy that helps shape the radiotherapy beams around the cancerous region.

During the image guided radiotherapy, X-rays and scans are used to study the cancerous region and inform the doctors of the shape, size and position of cancer. Image-guided radiotherapy incorporates the use of frequent images to ensure precise targeting of the radiation of the affected area to minimize the damage to healthy cells and organs. A variety of imaging techniques such as the 2-D, 3-D are used to position the body to ensure the accurate focus of the tumor.

Image-guided radiotherapy is the standard care for radiation therapy and id ideal for tumors and cancers located very close to sensitive structures and organs. The impact of image-guided radiotherapy continues to evolve with the advancement of technology that enables doctors to understand better the working of the human body.

Types of images used in the image guided radiotherapy

  • Computed tomography
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Positron emission tomography
  • Conventional CT scans
  • Optical tracking
  • Megavoltage Computed tomography
  • Ultrasound
  • Digital X-ray

Advantages of the image guided radiotherapy

  • Improve the accuracy of the radiation field placement
  • Reduce the exposure of healthy tissue during radiation treatment
  • There is accurate delivery of radiation to the cancerous cells
  • Improved localization, definition and monitoring of tumor position, size and shape before and during treatment
  • The possibility of higher, dosage of targeted radiation to improve tumor control
  • Decreased radiation exposure to normal tissue surrounding the tumor

Types of cancers treated using the images guided radiotherapy

  • Head and neck cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Gastrointestinal cancer such as stomach cancer

Steps taken during the planning of the image guided radiotherapy

  • A CT scan is taken to the radiotherapy department
  • MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging) and PET (Positron emission tomography) scans of the area to be exposed to radiation treatment.
  • The results of the scans are fed into the radiotherapy computer used in planning.
  • The computer program then designs the radiation beams that resemble the tumor to ensure that healthy tissue is not exposed to the radiation
  • The skin is where the cancerous cells are marked to ensure only that area is treated during other sessions
  • Where the radiotherapy is happening to your neck and head, a plastic mask or mould will be worn during treatment.

Side effects of the image guided radiotherapy

The possibility of developing side effects in the image guided radiotherapy is low but the side effects may include:

  • Tiredness
  • Skin reaction

Learn more about Image Guided Radiotherapy

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