EmaxHealth

Health knowledge and news provided by doctors.

Device Detects Small Movements During Radiation Treatment For Prostate Cancer

Armen Hareyan's picture
Advertisement

Radiation for prostate cancer treatment involves targeting intense beams in a very precise fashion to a relatively small area. But despite efforts to align a patient beforehand, a cough, a wiggle, adeep breath or any other number of small movements could dramaticallyalter where the treatment is being delivered.

To help eliminate the error associated with treating a moving target, the University of Michigan

Advertisement