Radiation therapy or Radiotherapy is a type of curative cancer treatment (HDR - high-dose-rate ionizing irradiation) or palliative treatment (LDR - low-dose-rate ionizing irradiation). Its painless and therapeutical use aims at killing cancer cells by preventing their growth and reproduction, while reducing damage to healthy tissues that surround the tumour. This local treatment is normally complemented by surgery and chemotherapy and is currently one of the most effective treatments against cancer thanks to the technological improvements occurred in this field in the last decades.
Upon arrival to the radiotherapy unit, patients are examined by a radiation therapy oncologist (responsible for supervising the entire treatment and the diseaseís evolution), a radiation therapy technician (responsible for the implementation of the treatment) and healthcare assistants. Pursuant to the protocol, the process goes through three stages: 1. planning or virtual simulation using a scanner, CT-scan, PET, RVM to accurately determine irradiation volume, 2. physical dosimetry to demarcate the affected area and sensitive organs subject to irradiation and 3. testing of the treatment before it starts.
Grupo IMO has been pioneer in the implementation of cutting-edge treatments in radiation therapy for cancer patients in Spain in the last 20 years. We run strict quality controls and deliver excellent care in every proceeding.