Three-dimensional (3–D) Conformal Radiation Therapy
Three-dimensional (3-D) conformal radiation therapy utilizes a highly advanced technology that allows the radiation oncologist to more precisely target a tumor by conforming or shaping the radiation beams based on exact width, height, and depth measurements. A customized immobilization device is created for each patient that ensures consistent positioning of the patient during the planning/simulation phase and subsequent treatments. This precision delivery of radiation beams to the targeted areas helps minimize damage to nearby healthy tissue and organs. It is used to treat many types of cancer including, but not limited to those affecting the prostate, head and neck, lung and gastrointestinal tract.