Deep inspiration breathhold
Breath synchronized radiation, “deep inspiration breathhold”
During irradiation of the chest, the radiologist has an additional difficulty: hard rays penetrate into the organs located behind the thorax. Thus, when the left breast region or lymph nodes are irradiated behind the breast bone, some areas of the heart also appear in the irradiation area. To minimize the risk of chronic side effects, it is necessary to protect the heart and lungs from adverse effects.
For this purpose the team of our experts is based on the most modern and innovative technologies.
Four-dimensional radiation therapy, synchronized with breathing, (so-called deep inspiration breathhold) allows to avoiding or significantly reduce the radiation load on the anterior wall of the heart. Deep inspiration breathhold technique (DIBH) uses the effect of cardiac distraction from the chest wall with a greater airflow of the lungs, which ensures a significant reduction in the total dose of cardiac irradiation, as well as a serious defense of the heart and coronary arteries located close to the chest wall. This method can also reduce the radiation burden on lungs.
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