The radiation oncology specialists at Baptist Health Miami Cancer Institute focus on your well-being. They offer intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) as one of many radiation treatment options.

Intensity-modulated radiation therapy is a technique of external beam radiation. Radiation oncologists use sophisticated computer technology to control — or modulate precisely — the shape and intensity of radiation beams to help focus radiation to the tumor and minimize the dose to surrounding normal tissues. Our team members also small devices, called MLCs, to sculpt the radiation beam to deliver precise radiation doses from many angles. Patients often experience fewer side effects with IMRT.

Intensity-modulated radiation therapy shrinks tumors while protecting your healthy tissue. We can minimize damage to the surrounding area by precisely controlling the radiation beams. That’s why IMRT is good at treating tumors in sensitive areas. Because of this, radiation oncologists often use IMRT to treat these types of cancer:

Volumetric Modulated Art Therapy

Volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) is a type of IMRT in which the radiation beam is delivered in an arc around your body and targets your tumor with radiation.

Find the Right Radiation Treatment for You

Our team at Baptist Health Miami Cancer Institute will help you find the correct treatment. Together, we can discuss if IMRT or VMAT could be a good option for you.

IMRT or VMAT patients receive treatment in the Nurture, Respect, Achieve and Courage rooms. These state-of-the-art room names highlight the inspiration and hope all patients can feel during treatment.

Have Questions? We're Here to Help.

If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, would like information about IMRT or other radiation oncology therapies or would like a referral, give us a call.

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