Radiotherapy, Animal Hospital Postojna
Radiotherapy, Animal Hospital Postojna

Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy is, together with oncologic surgery and chemotherapy, one of the pillars of the modern treatment of cancer.

Radiotherapy is a form of local therapy against cancer. Radiotherapy can be used as a sole treatment or as a part of a multimodal treatment protocol. Radiotherapy is most effective in the treatment of metabolically highly active tumours, in which cells vigorously divide. The basic mechanism of radiotherapy is to deliver ionising radiation (energy) to cells and thus irreversibly damage their DNA, which results in cell death. To minimise damage to the surrounding healthy cells, an animal that is to undergo radiotherapy, will first receive a CT scan in order to fully evaluate the local extent of the tumour and its relationship with surrounding tissues and anatomical structures. Having this data, a computer-based planning of the field of irradiation will be performed: damage to the tumour cells will be maximised while damage to the healthy cells and tissues will be minimised and thus side effects of radiotherapy will also be minimised.

For radiation treatment planning at Animal Hospital Postojna, the Elekta XiO planning system is used. The system complements our CT Hitachi 16 Supria device, thus enabling the detailed planning of radiotherapy. To achieve this, CT images are imported into the planning system and, with the help of the software, a radiation oncologist specialist will create an optimal radiotherapy plan for each patient – protecting healthy tissues as much as possible while delivering the effective radiation dose to the tumour, striving to reduce the tumour size or completely destroy it for the best possible quality of life of your animal.

Animals must lie completely still for a short period of time while radiotherapy is performed; therefore, short general anaesthesia is mandatory. All animals for which radiotherapy is employed to treat oral tumours will also receive a comprehensive oral/dental treatment at least two weeks prior to the commencement of radiotherapy in order to further minimise side effects

Soglašam, da Butinar d.o.o., Cesta v Staro vas 20, 6230 Postojna, Slovenija (v nadaljevanju: upravljavec) obdeluje moje osebne podatke (ime, priimek, e-poštni naslov, podjetje, IP naslov) za namen obveščanja v zvezi z vprašanji, ki sem jih na naslovil(-a) na Bolnico za živali Postojna glede zdravja in vseh postopkov zdravljenja živali. Seznanjen(-a) sem, da imam možnost kadarkoli preklicati pridano soglasje. To lahko storim tako, da pošljem e-sporočilo na info@ahp.si. Po popolnem preklicu soglasja se bo moj profil prenehal obdelovati, prav tako s strani upravljavca ne bom več prejemal(-a) sporočil. Od upravljavca lahko zahtevam informacije, katere osebne podatke o meni obdeluje, oziroma popravek netočnih osebnih podatkov. Več informacij glede obdelave osebnih podatkov s strani upravljavca in glede mojih pravic je na voljo v Obvestilu o varovanju osebnih podatkov.

Soglašam, da Butinar d.o.o., Cesta v Staro vas 20, 6230 Postojna, Slovenija (v nadaljevanju: upravljavec) obdeluje moje osebne podatke (ime, priimek, e-poštni naslov, podjetje, IP naslov) za namen obveščanja v zvezi z vprašanji, ki sem jih na naslovil(-a) na Bolnico za živali Postojna glede zdravja in vseh postopkov zdravljenja živali. Seznanjen(-a) sem, da imam možnost kadarkoli preklicati pridano soglasje. To lahko storim tako, da pošljem e-sporočilo na info@ahp.si. Po popolnem preklicu soglasja se bo moj profil prenehal obdelovati, prav tako s strani upravljavca ne bom več prejemal(-a) sporočil. Od upravljavca lahko zahtevam informacije, katere osebne podatke o meni obdeluje, oziroma popravek netočnih osebnih podatkov. Več informacij glede obdelave osebnih podatkov s strani upravljavca in glede mojih pravic je na voljo v Obvestilu o varovanju osebnih podatkov.