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Ogden Regional Medical Center

Why TomoTherapy?

photo of person in tomotherapy machine

The TomoTherapy treatment system offers significant advantages for cancer patients:

  • It is one of the most integrated, advanced systems for comprehensive cancer treatment available today.
  • The all-in-one system lets your physicians scan and treat you with a single piece of equipment, which makes it faster, more accurate and convenient.
  • It provides highly precise targeting and attacking of cancer cells. This helps to effectively treat hard-to-reach and complex tumors.
  • It customizes treatment delivery specifically for you. No two cancers are alike—but conventional radiation therapies often treat them the same way. The TomoTherapy system lets your radiation oncology team design a personalized treatment plan for you and adjust it at any time during your course of treatment.
  • Minimizes damage to surrounding healthy tissue,so you have a lower risk of pain and complications.
  • Helps you live your life during the course of treatment. Treatment itself takes only a few minutes a day, and you’re in and out in as little as 10 minutes.
  • Can often treat cancers that have returned, even if you’ve already had radiation therapy. Even if you’ve been told by others that you’re not a candidate for more radiation.
  • Is noninvasive, and as painless as having a CT scanor an x-ray.
  • Can result in fewer and less severe side effects. Many patients feel better than they expected they would while undergoing TomoTherapy treatment.
  • Can be used in combination with surgery, chemotherapy and other medications to attack your cancer in many ways at once.