Respiratory Gating

In cer­tain areas of the body, such as the lungs, tumors can move as a patient breathes. In the past, this tumor move­ment has made map­ping and pre­cise treat­ment dif­fi­cult. This forced radi­a­tion oncol­o­gists to expand the treat­ment area to ensure they treat­ed the whole tumor, which affect­ed healthy tissue. 

At DMG, we use res­pi­ra­to­ry gat­ing tech­nol­o­gy to accu­rate­ly tar­get tumors by adjust­ing treat­ment based on breath­ing motion and only deliv­er radi­a­tion when the tumor enters a cer­tain pre-deter­mined area which spares healthy tissue.

Res­pi­ra­to­ry gat­ing is typ­i­cal­ly com­bined with Inten­si­ty Mod­u­lat­ed Radi­a­tion Ther­a­py (IMRT) to deliv­er the most pre­cise treatment.