How GammaPod Works
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GammaPod’s design allows patients to be treated more comfortably in the prone position. Gravity helps the breast fall away from the chest. This means that a patient’s vital organs – the heart and lungs – are farther away from the treatment area.
The breast is fitted with a cup that prevents it from moving during treatment. Radiation beams coming from thousands of different angles work together to target a very precise treatment area. The total time the radiation beams are on with each treatment session ranges from five to 40 minutes. Patients receive the same effective dose of radiation they would have with the conventional approach. However, the radiation is delivered in fewer treatment sessions at a higher dose per session.
Call 410-328-6080 for more information or to speak with a radiation oncologist to see if you are a candidate.