What is IORT?

IORT stands for Intra-Operative Radiotherapy.

After a cancer has been removed from the breast, IORT allows your specialist to deliver a focused dose of radiotherapy directly into your breast, at the site where the tumour had been. This reduces the risk of the cancer returning in the breast.

There are a number of IORT techniques but we use the Intrabeam® device (Carl Zeiss) as this method has been used worldwide to treat over 30,000 patients for the past 16 years.