Dr Klaus-Henning Kahl speaks to ecancer about IORT at the University Hospital Augsburg in Germany. At the University Hospital Augsburg IORT is used mainly for breast but the practice is now changing to use it for other cancers too.
Low energy x-ray intrabeam IORT is being used for the brain, abdomen and for breast at Dr Kahl's hospital.
Dr Kahl talks about how to communicate treatment options to patients.
He says IORT is a surgical tool that can be applied to a tumour bed and it can be effective in treating certain cancers.