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What is B-mode Acquisition and Targeting?

Radiation Therapy in Southern California

BAT (B-mode Acquisition and Targeting) is an ultrasound-based targeting system used with IMRT and external beam radiation, to precisely localize targets. To accomplish great precision it uses technologies of 3-D computer imaging, a sophisticated linear accelerator alignment and delivery system, and advanced ULTRASOUND technology.

BAT: Image Guided Radiation Therapy Using Ultrasound

BAT is useful for prostate cancer, breast cancer, liver cancer, and bladder cancer. Advanced computer imaging software is used to create a 3-dimensional model of your prostate, which allows your radiation oncologist to size, shape, and sculpt a matching cloud of intense radiation. A multi-leaf collimator (MLC), which consists of multiple, computer controlled, finger-like leaves, delivers the custom shaped radiation beams.

With the BAT, precise patient position is determined maintaining accuracy by adjusting for any changes or movement in the cancerous target. The MLC is attached to the linear accelerator, which rotates around you, changing and adjusting the beam shapes and intensity while remaining perfectly aligned with your body. The actual daily radiation treatment lasts only fifteen to twenty minutes.

Advantages

This state of the art technology helps minimize the side effects and complications of radiation therapy due to great accuracy of beam shaping and patient positioning.

  • Beverly Oncology & Imaging uses the latest cancer treatment technology to provide the most effective treatment with far fewer side effects.
  • By combining three technologies into one system, BAT is used to deliver higher doses of radiation directly to the tumor.
  • For example, without BAT the prostate gland can be very difficult to pinpoint, because it can move at least half an inch in various directions within the pelvis.
  • Using BAT allows pinpoint accuracy even with a moving target.

To learn if BAT technology is right for you, contact the experienced oncologists at Beverly Oncology & Imaging to discuss your treatment options.

Why Choose Beverly Oncology & Imaging?

We Offer Unparalleled Experience and Service
  • Patient Safety

    We are recipients of the Joint Commission Seal - National Quality Approval.

  • Experience

    With over 37 years of experience, our doctors are recognized as experts in the field.

  • Technology

    We utilize the latest and greatest in medical technology and are involved in clinical trials.

  • Convenience

    As a free-standing facility, we offer convenience and access unmatched by any major hospital.

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