It is a fact that radiography" href="/tag/digital-radiography.html">digital radiography is one of fast growing fields of medical science. It is showing continuos development and which is currently focusing on increasing safety profile while improve the efficacy. This progress is causing digital radiography to offer more help to clinicians in diagnosis and treatment of several medical conditions.
During the 2nd European Lung Cancer Conference, researchers presented a new system that provided doctors in France highly accurate targeting of radiotherapy by applying real-time X-ray images. The new system allowed these doctors to increase the dose of radiation they used to treat lung and liver cancers while minimized damage to the nearby healthy tissue. Dr. Corina Udrescu, from Centre Hospitalier Lyon Sud, France, said, while presenting the study, "With this study we show that it is possible and very important to have a precise system that can give information at any time before or during treatment in terms of patient condition, technical issues and treatment duration, always maintaining the accuracy and safety of the irradiation,"
The new system, tried by the researchers in France, was the ExacTrac SV. The system uses X-ray images produced at any moment throughout radiotherapy delivery to visualize tumors that tend to change in size or shape while carrying on with radiotherapy treatment. Dr. Udrescu explained "The ultimate aim is to precisely irradiate the target, and protect the surrounding tissues from radiation as much as possible," he added "Then we get the optimal ratio of tumor benefit to normal tissue damages."