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As per available reports about 57 relevant journals,2516 Open Access Articles,5620 Conferences proceeding, 705 National symposiums are presently dedicated exclusively to Cancer therapy and about 25 articles are being published on Tomotherapy.
Radiation delivered by the TomoTherapy System is aided by its sophisticated multi-leaf collimator (MLC), a patented device that opens and closes quickly to permit, or block, the passage of radiation, dividing the radiation beams into many smaller beamlets. The pattern of movement is precisely calculated before treatment begins, so the intensity of the radiation beam delivered conforms to the patient’s tumor and helps avoid critical structures as the machine rotates 360 degrees around the patient.Tomotherapy is a type of radiation therapy in which the radiation is delivered slice-by-slice. This method of delivery differs from older techniques where one or more opposing fields of radiation would encompass the entire tumor but result in significantly more radiation to normal structures. Tomotherapy, or Helical Tomotherapy, is a form of computed tomography (CT) guided IMRT or Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy, which is a relatively new type of radiation therapy delivery system. The system was developed at the University of Wisconsin–Madison by professor Thomas Rockwell Mackie, Ph.D. and Paul Reckwerdt. A small megavoltage x-ray source was mounted in a similar fashion to a CT x-ray source, and the geometry provided the opportunity to provide CT images of the body in the treatment setup position. Although original plans were to include kilovoltage CT imaging, current models use megavoltage energies. With this combination, the unit was one of the first devices capable of providing modern image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT). The first patients were treated in 2002, at the University of Wisconsin under the guidance of Professor Minesh Mehta, M.D., under the auspices of an NIH-funded Program Project Grant. TomoTherapy "beam on" times are comparable to normal radiation therapy treatment times (about 3–5 minutes beam on time for a common prostate treatment) but do add an additional 2–3 minutes for a daily CT. The daily CT is used to precisely place the radiation beam and allows the operator to modify the treatment should the patients anatomy change due to weight loss or tumor shrinkage (adaptive radiotherapy). Lung cancer, head and neck tumors, breast cancer, prostate cancer, stereotactic radiosurgery(SRS) and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) are some examples of treatments commonly performed using TomoTherapy. A number of product upgrades have been developed over the past decade leading to decreased treatment times, increased machine reliability and improved dose distributions. Numerous peer reviewed articles have demonstrated more conformal treatment plans and decreased acute toxicity. Escaping the confines of conventional radiation treatment devices developed more than a half century ago, the TomoTherapy System design combines CT imaging with a radiation treatment delivery system. With this unique design, the TomoTherapy System enables efficient daily 3D CT imaging to ensure the accuracy of the patient position before each treatment delivery. It leverages ring geometry to then deliver state-of-the-art radiation treatments, including intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and 3D conformal radiation therapy (3DCRT).
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