Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT)
Volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) is a method of delivering treatment quickly and accurately. During treatment the patient lies on a treatment couch where the machine rotates around and delivers the radiation in sweeping uninterrupted arcs (1-4). VMAT works in parallel with Image guided radiation treatment (IGRT).
In more detail
The shape and intensity of the radiation can change as the machine rotates. VMAT technology distributes radiation through the body to the target in the best and quickest way possible.
VMAT maximises the radiation dose to the target while minimising exposure to surrounding healthy tissues and is used for the majority of treatments at ARO. VMAT allows cancers to be treated that are in delicate areas in the body. In cases where a tumour is wrapped around an organ, VMAT can accurately target the tumour while minimising damage to the organ.
Understanding Your Treatment
The Patient Pathway
We understand you may be anxious about having radiation therapy. Read about the patient pathway and what to expect before, during and after radiation therapy treatment. AT ARO we work closely with your radiation oncologist to develop an individualised treatment plan for each patient.Explore the patient pathway
There are over 200 types of cancer, and each cancer is named after the area the cell came from. Each organ of your body can have several kinds of cancer.
ARO offers a comprehensive range of treatment techniques to suit individual needs. You will receive world-leading treatment at ARO, with the best in diagnostic techniques, technologies and treatment plans based on international best practice.
Our radiation oncologists regularly participate in meetings with other medical specialists (often referred to as Multidisciplinary Meetings or MDMs). This means our specialists understand how best to work with your other specialists so your treatment is absolutely aligned.