LIVEWELL MINUTE: Rapid Arc Radiation

The John Stoddard Cancer Center offers optimum state-of-the-art radiation therapy. Radiation works by focusing a beam of high-energy radiation or implanting radioactive sources in the area of tumor growth. Recently, Stoddard has been using a new technology called Rapid Arc.

Robert Isaak, M.D., Radiation Oncologist, John Stoddard Cancer Center says, “Rapid Arc radiotherapy technology is a major advance in technology that improves dose conformity while significantly shortening treatment times. Rapid Arc delivers treatments two to eight times faster than our fastest dynamic treatments today and increase precision–a winning combination that enables physicians to improve the standard of care and treat more patients.”

Rapid Arc radiotherapy technology is easy to implement and requires no major process changes planning and delivering treatments are virtually the same as today’s other treatment techniques.

Dr. Isaak says, “Rapid Arc radiotherapy technology advances the standard of care with uncompromised treatment in two minutes or less. Researchers have found that Rapid Arc compares favorably with other conventional treatment options.”

Click here for more information on Rapid Arc Radiation from Iowa Health – Des Moines


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