The TomoTherapy System is specifically designed to carry out 3D CT imaging before radiation treatment is delivered, and then to deliver that treatment in an innovative way. The patient's position is accurately checked to ensure it is correct. The ring geometry is then leveraged before radiation treatment commences. State-of-the art treatments, such as 3D conformal radiation therapy (3DCRT) and intensity-modulated radiation therapy are delivered. A multi-leaf collimator is utilized to divide the radiation beams into many smaller ones. The intensity of these are carefully calculated before treatment commences, specific to the patient's illness. The machine rotates around the patient at 360 degrees while this is being carried out.
System:X-ray scanner, X-ray scanner with linear particle accelerator