Description of Medical ServiceVolumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) is an advanced high-precision modality of radiotherapy that uses computer controlled linear accelerators to deliver precise radiation doses to a malignant tumor or specific areas within the tumor. The radiation dose is designed to conform to the three dimensional (3D) shape of the tumor by modulating or altering the intensity of the radiation beam to focus a higher radiation dose to the tumor while minimising radiation exposure to surrounding normal tissues.
Description of Medical ConditionVMAT is suitable for radiation therapy for cancer in many different areas of the body including prostate, lung, breast and other cancers.
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Previous Application NumberNot Applicable
PICO ConfirmationThis application was combined with Application 1182. Please click the following link for the Final DAP:
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Meetings for this Application
PASC16 to 17 August 2012
13 to 14 December 2012