Tomotherapy: Personalized Radiation Treatment


TomoTherapy is the most efficient and developed way for fighting cancer and provides cancer patients with chance of cure in İstanbul Medicalpark Bahçelievler Hospital. In the field of radiotherapy, necessary dose and intended ratio can be delivered to multiple tumor cells while organs are protected and healthy tissues are hold harmless, to maximum extent, by TomoTherapy device, which is found in only two healthcare facilities in İstanbul.

Stating that TomoTherapy is one of the most developed radiotherapy devices and is most efficient method in treatment of cancer, Assoc. Prof. Berrin Pehlivan M.D., head of Department of Radiation Oncology in İstanbul Medicalpark Bahçelievler Hospital, declares that TomoTherapy Device enables targeted beams are delivered at different doses to different type of tumors, which may also vary in size, at different localizations at same time. After localization of tumor cells is identified, radiotherapy is delivered at different doses and different angles using TomoTherapy, which requires making a personal plan for each patient, and thus, not only cancer cells are most efficiently treated, but also exposure of healthy organs to high radiation is avoided.

Assoc. Prof. Berrin Pehlivan M.D., head of Department of Radiation Oncology in İstanbul Medicalpark Bahçelievler Hospital, expresses that there is only two healthcare facilities, which is equipped with TomoTherapy device in İstanbul, and targeted therapy is one of most important advantages. Assoc. Prof. Berrin Pehlivan, M.D., explains that healthy tissues at periphery of tumor cells are protected with multi-directional spot beams and adverse effect of this therapy is less than the conventional radiotherapy, and emphasizes that a considerable advantage is obtained in treatment, which requires racing against time, since beams can be concomitantly delivered to more than one region.

Assoc Prof Berrin Pehlivan, M.D., who shares experiences with TomoTherapy and total body radiation in TomoTherapy and Stereotactic Radiosurgery with Florian Sterzing, M.D., who makes observations on TomoTherapy in Department of Radiation Oncology of Heidelberg University, which has an international experience and is recognized among best facilities worldwide in the field of cancer therapy and researches, aims making Department of Radiation Oncology, where she is the Head, the best cancer therapy center and works for making major contribution to human life with technological and scientific innovations.

Advantages of treatment with Tomotherapy:

✔ Targeted Therapy

✔ Less side effect

✔ Capability of repeated treatments

✔Saving of time

✔Clinical Excellence

It enables planning and delivering precisely conformed radiation doses. Imaging guidance is idealized integrating "Computed tomography" technology into daily routine for precise patient positioning, reduction of margin and adaptive planning.

Patient Oriented Approach

Each patient receives "Personalized" and "Customized" treatment. Side effects can be minimized, since more healthy tissue is spared.


It facilitates programming in conventional time frames. It enables treatment options which are not possible with conventional linear accelerators. It is capable with rapid and versatile treatment planning for each patient. "Quality" and "Trust" increases efficiency.

3D Procedures

Images are processed at daily intervals with real 3D computed tomography system integrated with the Tomotherapy system, and "Helical" delivery of radiation is associated with three-dimensional treatment doses.

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