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Prostate Cancer Center of New Jersey

375 Mt. Pleasant Avenue
Suite 251
West Orange, NJ, 07052
Phone: 973-323-1300
Fax: 973-323-1319

 

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What are RapidArc and IGRT?

IGRT is used in conjunction with IMRT to ensure that the highly tailored treatment that is created by your clinical team is delivered exactly where it is intended with millimeter precision. Before your treatments begin, your urologist will implant small fiducial markers into your prostate utilizing a simple procedure to direct the radiation oncologist to the exact location of your prostate. During your treatment, state-of-the-art imaging will be used to locate these markers every day and the treatment machine will be realigned to ensure that the prostate is exactly where it should be during your treatment. IGRT has been shown in studies to reduce side effects associated with radiation therapy.

RapidArc Therapy

Our medical team is proud to offer treatment using RapidArc targeting radiotherapy technology. RapidArc uses sophisticated computer imaging to allow radiation to be delivered with unsurpassed speed and accuracy. Treatment times are significantly reduced and healthy tissue spared with this truly state of the art tool.