Lisa Estrin BS, LVT, CVT, VTS (oncology)
Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) is a method of 3-D conformal therapy using a computer controlled multi-leaf collimator.
It would be enormously difficult to think about the diagnosis or treatment of cancer without the use of diagnostic imaging.
It is the rapidly dividing nature of cancer cells that allows us to have success with chemotherapy protocols, and this same behavior can also lead to a crisis situation.
Through clinical trials and retrospective studies, we have been able to learn which tumors respond best to what protocols and the body of knowledge continues to expand.
Many pets have successfully achieved remission, or more accurately "disease free intervals" with any number of chemotherapy protocols.