What is Image Guided Radiation?

Category: Procedures


Generic name: Radiation Therapy

Image guided radiation is a type of radiation therapy that uses various medical imaging techniques throughout the course of treatment to determine if any adjustments should be made to the dose or treatment plan.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Adenocarcinoma (non-small cell lung cancer) 1 0
Excess saliva 1 1
Non-small cell lung cancer 1 0
Prostate cancer 1 1
Rectal cancer 1 1

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Image Guided Radiation

Side effect Patients
Burning sensation 1
Chest pain 1
Fatigue 1
Thoracic pain 1


Based on patients currently having Image Guided Radiation

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