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Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT)

VMAT is a new radiotherapy method first performed in the UK. This type of radiotherapy is also known as RapidArc, both of these names being specific to the equipment manufacturers, however the technique is the same.

Using three-dimensional volume imaging, treatment can be designed and delivered to maximise the radiation dose the tumour receives and minimise exposure of the surrounding healthy tissue. The angle of the beam, the dose rate and the leaf speed are all independently controlled, making this a very accurate form of treatment. Arc therapy treatments also take much less time to deliver than other radiotherapy techniques.

Lead Chevron Bricks/Rails

The chevrons can be layered to any required thickness and due to its unique design offers total radiation shielding.

Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT)

1.5 Lead Lined Door

A 1.5 leaf door set is usually used for patient entrance. This allows the passage of the patient trolley.

Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT)