3D conformal radiation therapy is a standard form of external beam radiation therapy and one of the cornerstones of modern radiation oncology.
Advances in imaging and computing technology allow radiation therapy to be delivered more safely and accurately. Simulation and treatment planning for radiation treatment relies upon a computed tomography (CT) scan to acquire patient anatomical information and ensure the correct position for daily set-up and treatment. This image data set is then used to plan your radiation treatments.
Another advantage of 3D conformal radiation therapy is that it can allow radiation therapy to be delivered more safely. Sophisticated software allows your doctor to more accurately define the radiation target, resulting in better sparring of normal tissue.
Currently, Radiation Oncology Associates provides 3D-CRT at all of our locations in New Hampshire and Massachusetts: