What is Helical TomoTherapy?
Radiation therapy has a bad reputation for being imprecise. Its typical lack of precision leads to healthy tissues becoming damaged alongside dangerous cancerous tissues. However, there is a new methodology for performing radiation therapy that keeps healthy tissues from being damaged by radiation treatment. Helical TomoTherapy combines the latest in imaging technologies with top-of-the-line intensity modulated radiation therapy to create a radiation treatment that is targeted and incredibly precise.
Helical TomoTherapy can be used to treat bladder cancer, which has recently been identified as a potential side effect of the Type-2 diabetes drug Actos. If you took Actos and later developed bladder cancer, an Actos lawyer from Williams Kherkher can help you fight for compensation from the pharmaceutical company that put this dangerous drug on the market. Contact us at 800-641-9810 to learn more about your legal options.
Helical TomoTherapy combines CT scanners with advanced radiation treatment machines. This allows the imaging machine to target the radiation incredibly precisely. When a patient lies down for Helical TomoTherapy, scanners rotate around him or her rapidly. As they take images, they fire very short, targeted bursts of radiation. The beam is switched on and off rapidly, creating precise radiation beamlets that deliver high amounts of radioactive energy to fight cancerous tissue.
The benefits of precisely targeted radiation treatment through Helical TomoTherapy include:
- Protection of healthy tissues
- Faster recovery times than traditional radiation treatments
- Fewer side effects
Accurate radiation treatments allow radiation therapies to be used in more fragile patients to greater success while reducing the chances of long-term side effects. Helical TomoTherapy’s revolutionary technology may change the future of bladder cancer treatments once it becomes more widely available.
If you’ve been diagnosed with bladder cancer after taking Actos, the Actos lawyers from Williams Kherkher can help you seek compensation for your medical expenses and other cancer-related costs through an Actos lawsuit. Call us at 800-641-9810 to discuss your situation in further detail with a qualified legal professional.