Northern California Prostate Cancer Center

2165 S. Bascom Ave, Suite B
Campbell, California 95008
Ph: 408-963-5500
Fax: 408-963-5501


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Why is IGRT Important?

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.