|External Beam Radiotherapy
This is a non-invasive technique, where the radiation dose is delivered as one beam or more from outside the body to a specific area in the body. This technique requires patient to be in a relatively comfortable and reproducible position with the aid of specialised immobilisation equipment.
This is a common form of treatment for prostate, breast, lung and many other cancers.
With the technologies available in the department, the EBRT techniques we offer include 3D conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT), intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), image guided radiotherapy (IGRT) and stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) on the linac and the new CyberKnife. These are all methods of improving the accuracy of the treatment so that higher doses can be delivered to target sites whilst minimising the dose to the healthy tissue. More information on the Cyberknife can be accessed here.