MUSC – Medical University South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center Tailor Made – Personalizing Internal Radiotherapy for Locally Advanced Gynecologic Cancer

“Combined use of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) yields the best results, as CT is useful for visualizing tissues and organs but can overestimate the size of the tumor, whereas MRI is the superior imaging tool for visualizing the tumor itself. In addition, a specialized hover bed, the Zephyr patient transfer system, is used to “hover” the patient between the operating room table as well as the CT and MR without having to lift her. This decreases the risk of applicator displacement and ensures treatment accuracy.”