AccuBoost® A non-invasive way to deliver radiation to the site of a breast lumpectomy post-surgery.
AccuBoost is an innovation in breast radiotherapy that enables your radiation oncologist to target the boost dose to the lumpectomy cavity - the tissue that is the most likely site of future cancer recurrence. Treatment enabled by AccuBoost technology combines a non-invasive method of delivering a targeted beam with the power of real-time image guidance to deliver the radiation dose accurately and reliably to the surgical excision site. Additionally, the AccuBoost process strongly limits unintentional exposure to otherwise healthy tissue (such as heart, lungs, and chest wall) and minimizes radiation-related side effects.
Traditionally, the boost dose, a stronger localized dosage of radiation, is targeted to the surgical site using only the surgical scar as an indicator of location. With AccuBoost, the same technology used in mammograms is used to pinpoint the location of the tumor site within the breast. With the breast slightly pulled away from the body as in a mammogram, the boost dose is delivered precisely to the area of the lumpectomy from 4 different angles using the guidance of AccuBoost’s real-time digital imaging.