AccuBoost for Breast Cancer
Description: ABC coverage by Kimberly Richardson on AccuBoost at The Farber Center for Radiation Oncology. The most important decision for patients who qualify for BCT ( Breast Conservation therapy) is to seek the advice of their physicians to choose a radiation oncology center and radiation delivery system that are capable of targeting the dose consistently, reliably and reproducibly -- every time. The AccuBoost system is designed to take the guess work out of "daily patient positioning" and "dose targeting" for the boost phase of the procedure. By using real-time image guided radiation therapy (IGRT), the AccuBoost system provides a simple, accurate method for accurate boost dose targeting. Furthermore, by sharing the same platform for imaging (by IGRT) and applicator positioning, the AccuBoost system targets the dose precisely to where it needs to go and minimizes side effects of radiation.