What is the AccuBoost Technique?
What Is The AccuBoost Technique?
The AccuBoost Technique is a unique and innovative approach for breast radiation therapy. To provide the doctor as much control as possible in the targeting of the radiation, the breast is immobilized. This allows the doctor to deliver a conformal treatment, meaning that the radiation field is localized, as much as possible, to the site of
In the AccuBoost Technique, the full radiation dose accumulates in the target tissue where these fields overlap /intersect (see graphic) while sparing the dose to the surrounding tissue. By combining the features of these shielded applicators and the multiple fields, the radiation dose to healthy tissues such as the heart, lungs, and skin is minimized. Additionally, the combination of breast immobilization, mammographic imaging, and radiation shielding give rise to other advantages such as excellent targeting, confidence in positioning and reduction in the amount of tissue being treated.