Dr. Quiet Discusses the Myths in Breast Cancer and Describes Pivotal Prone Breast Care with Fox TV 10
Pivotal Treatment Solution for Prone Breast Care
Offered at our North Phoenix Location
as she describes how Pivotal Prone Breast Care works.
Pivotal Prone Breast Care is providing our patients with a new option for the treatment of breast cancer. Typically, breast cancer patients are treated on their back, in the supine position. With Pivotal Prone Breast Care, we can now treat patients lying face down, in the prone position.
A customizable positioning device (we call it a breast board), allows the woman to lie comfortably in the prone position for radiation treatment. The affected breast falls away from the chest wall, allowing for more targeted delivery to affected area.
Studies have shown that treatment in the prone position for breast cancer limits the radiation dose to the heart and lungs during treatment delivery, and may possibly improve the short and long-term effects of radiation on the treated skin. Furthermore, respiratory motion may be reduced in the prone position, helping to improve treatment accuracy.
Pivotal Prone Breast Care is designed for treatments of either the left or right breast, including whole breast, partial breast, and accelerated partial breast treatments. Adjustable CT risers can accommodate varying breast size for CT simulation. The technology also allows radiation delivery to the nodal beds if clinically necessary.
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