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Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT) in Spain

Hospitals in Spain offering Image Guided Radiotherapy treatments.
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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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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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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.

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Dr. Emilio Alba

Director of the Xanit Oncology Institute (XOI)

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Clinica La Luz

The largest private hospital in Madrid, with over one hundred physicians providing tertiary medical services in over thirty medical specialties. The hospital is equipped to deal with the most complex of conditions, including oncology, neurosurgery and cardiac surgery.

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Hospital Quirón Torrevieja

Hospital Quirón Torrevieja is an ISO-certified private hospital located in the north of Torrevieja, championing excellence in cancer treatment and management.

Listed oncologist:

Dr. Loubna Aakki

Consultant - Radiation Oncology

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Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Ruber International Hospital is designed as a "whole hospital". thus achieving maximum efficiency in the organization and development of the various medical, welfare, educational and research activities.

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Hospital General de Catalunya

idcsalud Hospital General de Catalunya provides medical services in over 25 specialties, being one of the most technologically advanced hospitals in Europe, with an excellent medical care capacity to carry out complex surgeries and medical conditions.

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Quirón Madrid University Hospital

An ISO certified modern private hospital, which was opened in 2006, and is part of the Quirón Hospital Group. This tertiary care hospital 400 has certified physicians from all medical specialties capable of treating the most complicated medical cases.

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Dr. Ramón Pérez Carrión

Head of Oncology Integral Unit

Dr. Javier Hornedo Muguiro

Associate Chief of Medical Oncology Division

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Hospital Quirón Valencia

Quirón Hospital of Valencia is ranked as one of the best private schools in Spain, winning nine times in the TOP 20 award in recognition of its management and quality of care.

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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

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