3-D Conformal Treatment Planning

3-D Conformal Treatment Planning

Three-dimensional (3D) conformal radiation therapy uses computer technology to create a three-dimensional picture of a patient’s tumor and their internal anatomy so that multiple radiation beams can be shaped to conform exactly to the shape of the treatment area.

This is particularly useful when the tumor has an irregular shape or is located very close to any critical organs. Three-dimensional customized shaping of the radiation beams allows our physicians to treat the tumor with very high doses of radiation, while sparing the normal surrounding tissues to the greatest extent possible.