Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) is one of the latest and cutting-edge innovations in radiation therapy and management of cancers. The therapy involves integration of treatment and imaging capabilities into a single machine, which makes it simpler and more effective in the management of cancers and tumors. This technology also increases the accuracy with which the tumor cells can be specifically targets, whilst reducing the damage on the surrounding tissues. India, Jordan, Mexico, South Korea and Turkey are some of the medical care destinations which provide Radiation therapy for management of cancers at competitive costs.
Image Guided Radiation Therapy is a technique which involves the frequent use of diagnostic imaging to view the location, extent and size of the tumor during the course of the radiation therapy. This not only enhances accuracy and precision of the treatment, but also plays a critical role in the post therapy management of the patient.
In the Image Guided Radiation Therapy, the machine that delivers the radiation dose (i.e. linear accelerator) is linked to any diagnostic imaging equipment like a Computed Tomography (CT scan) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Positron Emission Tomography (PET scan) or simply an X-ray, via a computer program, which facilitates the physician to view the tumor before, during and after the irradiation. This allows the radiation specialist to make necessary corrections and adjustments during the patient’s exposure to the radiation doses.
Image Guided Radiation Therapy is a simple procedure similar to other Radiation therapy procedures. The entire procedure can be classified into three simple steps,
Just like all the radiotherapy treatments, IGRT also is accompanied with the common complications which occur primarily due to exposure to radiation. These include,
India is a rapidly developing country and embraces latest technological advances in the domain of medical science quickly and readily. A team of specialized healthcare professionals and international quality of medical care are the strong aspects of the nation’s booming medical tourism industry.
Mexico provides low cost care to U.S. patients in hospitals with international quality standards for medical care. Medical tourists from the United States to Mexico, spend the least time on travel, which allows them to return home early after completing the treatment.
After earning a strong reputation in the Middle East for its low cost, and high quality of medical care, Turkey is now focusing on attracting medical tourists from the United States, by providing multiple treatment options at comparable costs. The hospitals and physicians across the country are abreast with the latest technological innovations in the West and provide the same facilities at half the cost.
With augmentations in the healthcare infrastructure and stringent government medical quality control procedures in place, Jordan is attracting patients from Europe due to the cost advantage. Its proximity to Europe, allows an opportunity for medical tourists from United States to couple medical care with leisure travel across Europe.
South Korea is the only medical tourism destination which has a specific and focused approach. The hospitals across the country specifically focus on medical and surgical oncology services and have gained tremendous experience and expertise in management of foreign patients visiting the country for oncology care.
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