Description of Medical ServiceIGRT is a procedure which occurs prior to, during and/or at the completion of a radiotherapy treatment session to ensure accuracy of radiation therapy treatment delivery.
This application relates to more advanced systems which allow high-quality medical images to be processed in the treatment room before and/or during treatment in real time. The review and assessment of the images enables trained staff to make adjustment to the patient or machine positional parameters, ensuring the radiation is more accurately and precisely focused on the tumour target.
Description of Medical ConditionCancer is a range of diseases where abnormal cells grow rapidly and can spread uncontrolled throughout the body. These cancerous cells can invade and destroy surrounding tissue and spread (metastasize) to distant parts of the body. Many patients live for a number of years with a diagnosis of cancer, potentially requiring ongoing intervention to support quality of life.
Other non-malignant lesions are also appropriately treated with radiation therapy, such as benign intracranial tumours and extracranial lesions.
Reason for ApplicationNew MBS item
Medical Service TypeTherapeutic
Previous Application NumberNot Applicable
PICO Confirmation13 - 14 December 2012
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