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Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)

  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) targets certain types of cancers more effectively and more accurately than conventional radiation therapy.

    Accuracy that minimizes damage to surrounding healthy tissue. Using a Varian Trilogy linear accelerator, your physician applies varying degrees of radiation that are shaped, or modulated, to the three-dimensional form of your tumor. The process enables your physician to apply doses of radiation right where they are needed.

    Individualized Care. Your team prescribes the appropriate treatment volume and dosage, calculates the optimal amount of time for IMRT treatment sessions and helps you feel comfortable throughout the process.

    Cancers Treated

    IMRT is most often used to treat prostate and head and neck cancers. It can also be used to treat breast, gastrointestinal, lung and gynecological cancers.


    Cancer Center at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia
    5501 Old York Road
    Braemer Heart Building - 1st Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19141
    Phone: 215-456-3880
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    Einstein Medical Center Montgomery
    559 West Germantown Pike
    East Norriton, PA 19403
    Phone: 1-484-622-1000
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    Accreditation & Partnerships

    National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

    American Society for Radiation Oncology


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