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What is intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for prostate cancer?

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Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) is very precise. It uses computer-generated images to plan and then deliver tightly focused radiation beams to prostate cancer tumors. With this capability, clinicians can vary the beam's intensity to "paint" a precise radiation dose to the shape and depth of the tumor, while significantly easing the radiation's effects on healthy tissue.

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American Cancer Society.

American Urological Association.

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Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 23, 2019

SOURCES: 

American Cancer Society.

American Urological Association.

FDA.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 23, 2019

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