1211 - Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy for Lung, Prostate, breast and other extracranial cancers such as spine, kidney, liver and pancreatic.

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Application Detail



Description of Medical Service

Volumetric 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 Condition

VMAT is suitable for radiation therapy for cancer in many different areas of the body including prostate, lung, breast and other cancers.

Reason for Application


Medical Service Type


Previous Application Number

Not Applicable

Associated Documentation

Application Form


PICO Confirmation

This application was combined with Application 1182. Please click the following link for the Final DAP:
Final Protocol (PDF 210 KB)
Final Protocol (Word 175 KB)

Assessment Report


Public Summary Document


Meetings for this Application


16 to 17 August 2012
13 to 14 December 2012