Intraoperative radiotherapy is a high precision technique that allows to administer a single dose of irradiation directly during a surgical act:

  • As a dose of overprint: on the residue or zone at risk of relapse,
  • After surgical exposure in case of unresectable tumors.

Advantages: direct visualization of the bed to be irradiated, rejecting healthy tissues outside the field, avoiding unnecessary irradiation.

Special interest has the RIO program in: Breast cancer, applying:

  • Single dose: Completely suppress external irradiation (6-7 weeks).
  • Overprint Dose: Shorten external irradiation.
  • Mastectomy with preservation of Areola-nipple complex: after mastectomy, the areola / nipple complex is preserved, which is irradiated intraoperatively with immediate reconstruction of the mammary gland. The only center that does it.
  • Pelvic tumors (cancer of the rectum, sarcomas, gynecological).
  • Re-irradiations.
  • As overprint of the surgical bed after preoperative radiotherapy in carcinoma of the lung, thyroid, pancreas and gynecology.