Australian Government - Department of Health

Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC)

1319 - The use of Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) in the treatment of cancer

Application Number

1319
Application NameThe use of Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) in the treatment of cancer
Description of Medical ServiceIGRT is a procedure which occurs prior to, during and/or at the completion of a radiotherapy treatment session to ensure accuracy of radiation therapy treatment delivery.

This application relates to more advanced systems which allow high-quality medical images to be processed in the treatment room before and/or during treatment in real time. The review and assessment of the images enables trained staff to make adjustment to the patient or machine positional parameters, ensuring the radiation is more accurately and precisely focused on the tumour target.
Description of Medical ConditionCancer is a range of diseases where abnormal cells grow rapidly and can spread uncontrolled throughout the body. These cancerous cells can invade and destroy surrounding tissue and spread (metastasize) to distant parts of the body. Many patients live for a number of years with a diagnosis of cancer, potentially requiring ongoing intervention to support quality of life.

Other non-malignant lesions are also appropriately treated with radiation therapy, such as benign intracranial tumours and extracranial lesions.
Consultation ProtocolDate of released for comment 3 October 2012
Date of closed for comments 8 November 2012
PDF version Consultation Decision Analytic Protocol (DAP) (PDF 482 KB)
Word version Consultation Decision Analytic Protocol (DAP) (Word 1021 KB)
Final Protocol13 - 14 December 2012
PDF version Final Decision Analytic Protocol (PDF 244 KB)
Word version Final Decision Analytic Protocol (DAP) (Word 201 KB)
Reports-
MSAC OutcomesPublic Summary Document (PDF 153 KB)
Public Summary Document (Word 158 KB)

Meetings for this Application



Meeting Type:Date:
PASC6 to 7 August 2012
13 to 14 December 2012
ESC 12 to 13 June 2014
MSAC 26 to 28 November 2014
1 to 2 April 2015

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