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Bodie’s Radiation Therapy

by Karen Harrison Binette

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A new video follows a 9 year old lab named Brodie from the front desk through each step of his radiation treatment with a veterinary facility’s state-of-the-art equipment.

Watch below as Bodie, a 9-year-old yellow Labrador, receives an advanced kind of radiotherapy called Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, or IMRT at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston. This type of treatment shapes the radiation dose around the shape of the tumor with such precision that it leaves nearby structures (eyes, heart, etc.) unharmed, minimizing side effects.

Bodie’s case is a great example of how Angell’s board-certified specialists work together to benefit the health of their patients. Bodie’s Angell team includes a veterinary pathologist, anesthesiologist, soft tissue surgeon, and a radiation oncologist – each just down the hall from one another.

As the video shows, and as I can say from my own experiences at Angell, the friendly yet professional environment at the world-class animal medical facility puts both pets and petparents at ease.

Angell’s video of Bodie’s visit gives a great inside look at his radiation treatment and the equipment used to treat him as safely and effectively as possible.