Pulsed Reduced-dose Rate Radiation Therapy
University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center is one of only a few centers in the country that offers pulsed reduced-dose rate radiation therapy.
This treatment delivers external beam radiation via a linear accelerator (below) for 45 to 60 minutes rather than the standard 15 minutes. Giving radiation over a longer period of time helps minimized the effect of surrounding normal tissue.
Who is it for?
Pulsed reduced-dose rate radiation therapy can be given to patients who have had radiation in the past and is used to relieve symptoms, control tumor growth and palliative care.