Three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT)
Tumors are not regular; they come in different shapes and sizes. Three-dimensional conformal radiation thetapy, or 3D-CRT, uses computers and special imaging techniques such as CT, MRI or PET scans to show the size, shape and location of the tumor as well as surrounding organs. The radiation oncologist can then precisely tailor the radiation beam to the size and shape of your tumor. Because the radiation beams are very precisely directed, nearby normal tissue receives less radiation and is able to heal more quickly.
Providence Radiation Oncology Services offers a comprehensive approach to cancer care with a wide range of world-class cancer therapy modalities implemented by a multidisciplinary team of experts. Our extraordinary team, coupled with state-of-the-art technology, creates the environment for superior treatment outcomes for cancer patients.