Deep Inspiration Breath Hold
Deep Inspiration Breath Hold (DIBH) treatments are offered for left breast patients treated with external beam radiation. By delivering the radiation during a deep breath hold with the use of a special monitoring device, the heart and other critical cardiac structures are moved away from the chest wall and the area being treated, resulting in a lower dose received by the heart. This reduces the potential for late effects or complications due to radiation exposure. Deep Inspiration Breath Hold also has the potential of being beneficial for other disease sites as well.