The UW School of Veterinary Medicine partnered with the creators of TomoTherapy, a CT-guided, pinpoint-accurate radiation treatment, to test its ability to target cancer cells while avoiding healthy ones.
In fact, our success in treating canine patients led to this technology rapidly moving into the successful treatment of human patients with more than 500 units installed in human hospitals worldwide. We’re also the first of only two schools of veterinary medicine in the world to offer this technology, but our reputation for treating cancer doesn’t come simply from the fact that we have the most cutting-edge treatments available. It’s our constant drive to find the link between science and care that empowers us to pave the way for new innovations across animal and human medicine.
What is TomoTherapy?
TomoTherapy is a radiotherapy delivery system designed to deliver all forms of radiation therapy. Unlike other radiation machines, TomoTherapy is built onto a CT scanner, which allows our team to perform daily CT scans to ensure the patient is accurately positioned as we treat the tumor. In a nutshell, this means we can attack the cancer while sparing healthy tissue.