Respiratory Gating

respiratory-gating-insetRespiratory Gating is an excellent treatment for tumors in the lung, breast, chest area and upper abdomen, because tumors in these areas can move as the patient breathes. With Respiratory Gating, the Advanced Radiation Centers’ physicians measure the patient’s range of motion during inhaling and exhaling, and the doctor customizes the treatment field based on the way the patient breathes.

This technology is unique because it synchronizes the delivery of radiation to the patient with his/her own respiratory cycle, sparing healthy tissue from being zapped, thus reducing side effects.