Of course, the goal of radiation therapy is to kill cancer cells while minimizing the exposure of healthy tissue to radiation. SBRT with 4D CT tracks patient movement due to breathing, thus ensuring ultra-precise application of radiation. This makes it possible to use high-dose radiation with minimal damage to surrounding tissue. Therefore, treatment times are often shortened from six to seven weeks to only three to 10 sessions.
Sheba’s physicians have obtained thorough experience with this cutting edge technique. For example, we have achieved success in treating primary and secondary lung tumors, liver and stomach metastases, and spinal cancers.
Often, the use of SBRT with 4D CT can reduce or even eliminate the need for surgical tumor removal.