(ENGLEWOOD, COLO.) October 3, 2019 – Unless you or someone close has received radiation therapy, you may be surprised to learn that tattoos are part of many cancer treatments. Traditionally, permanent skin marks are tattooed on a patient to align radiation treatment – until now. Porter, Parker and Littleton Adventist Hospitals and Longmont United Hospital are the first in Colorado to incorporate the new cutting-edge technology that uses 3D imaging to map the skin surface and guide radiation treatment without visible skin marks.
The technology is called AlignRT, part of the VisionRT system, and in addition not requiring tattoos, it saves time, improves efficiency and has greater accuracy than traditional radiation therapy devices.
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