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Align RT

The Radiation Oncology Department Align RT treatment is a safe and non-invasive system used to track a patient’s position before and during radiation therapy. It uses 3D stereo camera units to track the skin surface and compares it to the ideal position resulting in increased accuracy of treatment. The system can automatically signal for the treatment to pause if the patient moves out of the de-sired position. Recent studies suggest that it can reduce radiation heart damage in breast patients when used with Deep Inspiration Breath Hold.

The Align RT system presently is used at Virginia Hospital Center with breast, pelvic and lung cancers. Patients get more accurate treatment because the system monitors any motion and makes the appropriate adjustments to facilitate accuracy. Patients also like the cosmetic benefit of not needing permanent tattoos.

Resources & Support

Discover a wealth of support at the Dewberry Cancer Resource Center. There, you'll also find the Barbra Marcus Kolton Cancer Resource Library with a variety of educational materials. To reach the resource center, call 703.558.5555.

Access Mayo Clinic’s Expertise

As part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Virginia Hospital Center brings the world-renowned expertise and knowledge of Mayo Clinic to our community. How can I access the expertise of Mayo Clinic? It’s simple – all you need is to be under the care of a physician on Virginia Hospital’s Center medical Staff. 

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Related Locations

  • Main Hospital
    Main Hospital


    1701 N George Mason Drive
    Arlington, VA 22205