Tomotherapy in India starts from 5500-6500 USD. The total cost of the treatment depends on the diagnosis and facilities opted by the patient.
TomoTherapy is an emerging modality of radiotherapy which controls and destroys malignant cells with high-intensity radiation. Unlike conventional Linear Accelerators, it delivers radiation in a helical pattern, and is generally used for the management of malignant cells with uneven profile, or cases with lesions widely distributed throughout the whole body. The synchronized move of the 360 degree rotating gantry and the moving couch enables radiation to attack the malignant cells from different angles and in different intensities, thereby increasing accuracy in targeting the malignant cells, and minimizing the harm done on normal organs. The latest configuration of TomoTherapy features 3-dimensional on-board Megavoltage Computed Tomography
- The patient will be made to lie on the couch in order to take 3D MVCT images.
- A Radiation Therapists will base on the daily MVCT data to match with the original plan. Adaptive Radiation Therapy (ART) may be required in case of significant shrinkage of tumour size or change of contours due to weight loss.
- Simple TomoTherapy treatment takes around 20 to 30 minutes, including treatment verification and treatment delivery.
TomoTherapy is also capable of providing Radiosurgery and SBRT treatments in selected indications where a very high dose of radiation is delivered in 1-5 days with a very high degree of precision.