Image-guided Radiation Therapy
3D - Conformal Radiation Therapy (3D CRT)
Introduction

3D conformal radiation therapy is a cancer treatment that shapes the radiation beams to match the shape of the tumor.

Procedures

Before the treatment, radiation planning (or simulation)session is done, where a therapist will make a custom-fit mold for the patient .

Indications
  • Brain Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
Advantages
  • The primary advantage of 3D conformal radiation therapy (3D CRT) is the dose escalation within the target volume that theoretically should increase the therapeutic ratio.
  • Improved outcomes
  • Normal tissue sparing