UIowa.edu: Holden is one of three U.S. centers offering the latest radiation therapy technology

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Holden is one of three U.S. centers offering the latest radiation therapy technology

John Buatti, MD, chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology and a Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center member, describes how use of the MR-linac technology will help to personalize treatment of soft tissue tumors.“Some of these tumors can change position from day to day or even from breath to breath,” Buatti says. “We will be able to target them more accurately, and we’ll be able to tailor each treatment based on how the tumor is responding. This is also safer for patients, because the radiation doses are less likely to affect healthy tissue.”

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