The GammaPod was invented at the University of Maryland School of Medicine as a new way to deliver partial breast radiation for patients with early stage breast cancer. In fact, it is the first radiation therapy technology designed specifically for breast cancer.

The GammaPod allows patients to be treated comfortably on their stomachs in a prone position. This helps the breast fall away from the chest wall, moving the radiation target farther away from the heart and lungs.

In this video, Elizabeth M. Nichols, MD, explains the GammaPod’s benefits, which include fewer treatment sessions and less skin irritation.