Ménière’s disease is a disorder of the inner ear that affects balance and hearing. An estimated 615,000 people in the United States have the condition, and more than 45,000 new cases are diagnosed each year.
TomoTherapy is used at UCLA to treat a wide variety of cancers, but is particularly well suited for challenging cases involving large areas, or when the dose needs to be specially shaped to conform to the patient’s anatomy.
When surgeons opened Brad Carter’s skull to perform a delicate operation to calm his tremors, they invited the public to watch at #UCLAORLive. The patient even contributed to the social-media broadcast with a short musical performance.