What is Intensity-Modulated Radiation?

Category: Procedures

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Generic name: Radiation Therapy

Intensity-modulated radiation is a type of radiation therapy that uses hundreds of tiny radiation beam-shaping devices to enhance dose delivery. This type of radiation maximizes the dose delivered to cancer cells and minimizes the dose delivered to normal tissues in the surrounding area.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Prostate cancer 5 7
Adenocarcinoma (non-small cell lung cancer) 3 3
Anaplastic ependymoma 1 1
Bladder cancer 1 1
Bone metastases 1 1
Laryngeal cancer 1 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
3
Moderate
6
Mild
4
None
4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Intensity-Modulated Radiation

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 4
Skin rash 2
Swallowing difficulty (dysphagia) 2
Balance problems 1
Bowel urgency 1
Brachial plexus injury 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently having Intensity-Modulated Radiation

Dosage Patients
daily 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 14
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 12
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 7
Not specified 7
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Intensity-Modulated Radiation.