Deep Inspiration Breath Hold (DIBH) is a technique commonly employed across radiation oncology clinics worldwide. When you take a deep breath, your breast area moves further away from your heart. For a patient, this can help it to move away from the radiation beam during treatment.
What does AlignRT do?
AlignRT helps therapists make sure the patient’s heart is in the right place. Using three camera units to monitor thousands of points on the skin, AlignRT can detect any motion as the patient holds their breath, with sub-millimeter accuracy. If the patient moves out of position, the radiation beam is turned off.
During a recent study at the University of North Carolina, patients were treated using AlignRT for DIBH. Of these, 0% exhibited radiation-induced abnormalities in blood flow to the heart six months after treatment.*
- Optical – AlignRT uses video-based technology to see the skin surface and does not emit any ionizing radiation
- Non-invasive – AlignRT does not mark or touch the patient throughout treatment
Advanced technology used by advanced institutions.
AlignRT — by Vision RT — is the premier Surface Guided Radiation Therapy (SGRT) treatment tool. In fact, Vision RT systems are now in 37 of the top 50 cancer centers in the United States (according to U.S. News & Health).
The use of AlignRT for DIBH in treating left breast cancer patients has been extensively researched, with ten journal papers published to date.**
A patient’s words …
“I feel very lucky to have had access to technology like this during my treatment. If I’d have known the benefits before, I would have felt even more empowered and reassured before radiation therapy.”
– Alison Young – click here to read her full experience of AlignRT