Deep Inspiration Breath-Hold Technique

Preparing for Radiation Treatment

Deep Inspiration Breath Hold Technique

Deep Inspiration Breath Hold (DIBH) is a technique used while breast cancer patients receive radiation treatment. Holding a deep breath while receiving radiation therapy is one of many techniques used to help physicians reduce the amount of radiation that reaches the heart. At Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center, technicians use a sophisticated imaging system to ensure patients' breath holds are consistent during each treatment.

Learn more about Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center's Breast Cancer Treatment program and our physicians' team approach to treating breast cancer.

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