Target Motion Management
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Target Motion Management

Department of Radiation Oncology Chairman Shalom Kalnicki, MD, focuses on new technologies in the radiation treatment of cancer and was a pioneer in the use of target motion management with 4-D radiation planning.

During target motion management, patients maintain the exact same position each time they receive radiation treatment. At the Montefiore Medical Center Department of Radiation Oncology and the Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care, we understand that for this procedure to work, the targeted tumor must remain in the identical position relative to the machine delivering each treatment.

Various methods are employed to assist patients maintain precisely the same position during treatments, including reference marks on the skin, body molds and head masks, when receiving repeated radiation to the head.