Tatöwierung- und markierungsfreie Behandlung

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Das Anbringen von dauerhaften Markierungen oder Tätowierungen auf der Haut eines Patienten ist ein üblicher Schritt in der Strahlentherapie.

Ein tätowierungs- und markierungsfreier Behandlungsansatz

 

Eine Strahlentherapie, die von AlignRT® geleitet wird, kann diese Tätowierungen und Hautmarkierungen für viele Patienten überflüssig machen.

Die Technologie projiziert eine zufällige Reihe von Mustern auf Ihre Haut, die sich wie Tausende von virtuellen Tätowierungen verhalten. Diese Bilder werden in ein Softwareprogramm eingegeben, das Ihre Positionierung mit Submillimetergenauigkeit überwacht und sicherstellt, dass Sie in der richtigen Position behandelt werden.

Genauso effektiv wie Tätowierungen¹

 

AlignRT® hat sich in mehreren Studien als mindestens genauso präzise wie Markierungen und Tätowierungen bei der Positionierung von Patienten vor der Behandlung erwiesen.

Where you get your treatment matters

 

“I am very pleased with the fact that I did not have to get tattooed for my treatment. I did not want a constant reminder of my diagnosis. The Vision RT system I feel is quite amazing, and it tracks the body surface for accuracy, and I am glad to be getting treated at a center that utilizes the state-of-the-art technology.” stated GenesisCare patient Nicolas M.

Find a tattoo and mark-free radiation center near you.

Frequently Asked Questions About Radiation Tattoos and Marks

Why are tattoos sometimes used?

Marks and tattoos historically allowed your radiation team to know exactly where to treat each day. These small tattoos and skin marks can provide alignment to the desired treatment area and are used as a guide at each of your radiation treatment visits. On average, patients receive three to four marks.
Technology is advancing, more and more centers are starting to adopt a new, more advanced tattoo and mark-free standard of treatment with AlignRT®.

Are they permanent?

Yes, some centers use permanent tattoos. During your simulation visit, permanent tattoos are applied to your skin to outline the treatment field. On average, patients receive three to four small marks.
Other centers use temporary marks made with a semi-permanent marker. These marks would also be applied at your simulation visit. It is important that these skin marks are kept for the duration of treatment to allow for accurate positioning each day. You will need to be careful when bathing and washing not to remove these marks.

How do patients feel about tattoos?

For some individuals, radiation tattoos do not bother them. The needle itself can feel like a needle prick or bee sting. And, in the long term, patients may not notice or be bothered by the permanent marking. Some even see it as a reminder of their journey through their breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. However, if you feel tattoos are not right for you, it is possible to have the same treatment accuracy or better using other techniques.

Where can I hear from people who have had tattoos or a clinician’s perspective?

1.Shah AP, et al. Clinical evaluation of interfractional variations for whole breast radiotherapy using 3-dimensional surface imaging. Pract Radiat Oncol 2013;3 (1):16-25.