High Energy Intra Operative Electron Radiation Therapy (HE-IOeRT) provides specialized treatment for cancer patients, especially certain women with breast cancer, allowing physicians to deliver a dose of radiation to appropriate patients during their surgery. By delivering this radiation at the same time the cancerous tissue is removed, six to seven weeks of post-operative radiation can be reduced to one day of treatment in some cases.
- Lessened Treatment Time
- Reduced Radiation Exposure
- Improved Cosmetic Results
- Faster Return to a Normal Quality of Life
HE-IOeRT allows radiation and surgical oncologists to visually see the exact area they need to radiate and immediately deliver a therapeutic dose to the affected area, sparing surrounding healthy tissue. In the best of cases, this single dose of radiation will be all a patient needs. For many others, this breakthrough will cut their required course of radiation treatment in half.
HE-IOeRT involves the administration of a single dose of radiation during surgery, to eliminate any cancer tissue the surgeon is unable to remove.
Thanks to mobile linear accelerators, high-energy accelerated electron beams, which deliver a very uniform dose of radiation to the target tissue in extremely short times, can now be used directly in the operating room.
HE-IOeRT, adopted worldwide, is an effective, safe method for the local control of cancers, reducing the risk of regrowth.