Kansas City Urology and Oncology’s Radiation Treatment Center is proud to be Kansas City’s first provider of RapidArc radiotherapy. RapidArc radiotherapy is a breakthrough technology that delivers faster and more precise cancer treatments.
What Is RapidArc Radiotherapy?
RapidArc is a new approach to delivering image-guided, intensity-modulated radiation therapy. Image guidance provides enhanced targeting of the tumor, and intensity-modulated radiation therapy uses advanced technology to manipulate photon beams of radiation to conform to the shape of the a tumor. The beams are of varying intensities and change shape throughout the treatment to conform the radiation dose to the three-dimensional shape of the tumor. This technology delivers more radiation to the tumor and reduces the exposure of healthy surrounding tissue. The result is fewer negative side effects of radiation treatment.
The Benefits of RapidArc
- Faster treatments, no more than 15-20 minutes once you walk in our doors
- More radiation reaches the tumor and less affects surrounding healthy tissue
- Hi-res X-ray images just before treatment for greater accuracy
What Does RapidArc Treatment Look Like?
RapidArc uses a large machine called a medical linear accelerator that generates high-powered X-rays through beams from many angles. Treatments are extremely accurate with an On-Board CT imaging system that provides high-resolution images of the targeted area just before each daily treatment. The treatment team can position a patient for treatment with the accuracy of less than a millimeter.
KCUC is the only Office-Based Provider of RapidArc
At our radiation treatment center, we make your treatments fast and easy. You don’t have to deal with a large, confusing hospital building. You come in, get your treatment, and you’re gone within minutes. Everything we do at KCUC is dedicated to making our patients feel relaxed and comfortable. You’ll get cutting edge treatment with a very caring approach.