Gating with Airway Breathing Co-ordinator (ABC)
One of the advanced radiation therapy technologies, is non-invasive, state of the art technology that helps patient hold her breath while she received radiation therapy to keep the lungs filled with air to keep the heart away from the chest wall.
Every Gray of radiation increases coronary event by 7.4% which reduces survival rates. ABC helps to give maximum protection to heart in patients with left-sided breast cancer.
ABC immobilizes the tumors that move with respiration (i.e. lungs, liver, pancreas) and can be treated with lesser margins ensuring lesser toxicity. It also enables dose escalation for SBRT techniques.