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Radiation Treatment with Calypso

Radiation Treatment with Calypso
One side effect of exposing the heart to radiation is the increased risk of heart disease in the future. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance has developed a program for left sided breast cancers that can reduce the radiation exposure to the heart. Dr. Christine Fang explains how Calypso accurately tracks the patient's position using a small radio frequency transponder the size of a grain of rice. The SCCA is one of only three centers using this technique with Calypso.