Brachytherapy is different to the other radio therapy treatments. Instead of the ionising radiation source being outside of the body, patients have radioactive sources placed inside their body.
CyberKnife is a machine used to deliver the latest stereotactic radiotherapy.
IGRT is the use of a variety of imaging techniques, such as x-rays or CT scans, alongside radiotherapy.
IMRT uses linear accelerators to deliver very precise doses of radiation which are shaped to the size of the tumour. In many hospitals it is a routine radiotherapy treatment.
Stereotactic radiotherapy (also known as Radiosurgery) is the use of multiple small beams to deliver radiotherapy treatment which is shaped to the size of the tumour.
VMAT is a new radiotherapy method first performed in the UK.