If you are considering radiation treatment for your prostate cancer, it is important to know about organ motion. Organ motion is prevalent, variable, and unpredictable during radiation therapy. It presents challenges to delivering precise external beam radiation to the prostate. A recent multi-institutional study showed that patients experienced organ motion during treatment fractions and the direction and degree of the motion is highly variable—from patient to patient and day to day. The common methods used for target localization cannot provide continuous, real-time, objective guidance to clinicians managing patients receiving radiation therapy treatments. The Calypso® 4D Localization System™ and Organ Motion is Prevalent, Variable, and Unpredictable implanted Beacon® electromagnetic transponders provide improvements with continuous, real-time tumor setup and monitoring without the use of additional ionizing radiation — GPS for the Body®.
Dr. Mark Allen of North Dallas Urology Associates is committed to providing leading edge treatment options to his patients and is pleased to offer the Calypso® 4D Localization System™ / GPS for the Body®. Please visit click here to learn more information and schedule a consultation with Dr. Allen to see if you are a candidate for this highly effective prostate cancer radiation treatment.