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Common Question

What is IMRT and Calypso?

There are several basic principles in prostate radiation therapy:  delivery technique and targeting.  Delivery technique is analogous to the weapon used in warfare.  IMRT or intensity modulated radiation therapy is the general term for the technique used for treatment delivery.

It allows us to deliver the radiation only to the area we want to treat.  Targeting is analogous to the scope on the weapon.  At GGCC, we used a combination of Calypso with a mini targeting CT scan (CBCT) on a daily basis.

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    Interesting analogy to a scope on a weapon . . .