Prostate Cancer Radiation Treatment and Organ Motion Overview
If you are considering prostate cancer radiation treatment, 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, located in the Plano, Frisco and Dallas, Texas area, 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 click here for more information on prostate cancer radiation treatment and organ motion. If you live in the Plano, Frisco and Dallas, Texas area and would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mark Allen, please contact his office today.