Intensity-modulated radiation therapy is an advanced form of three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT). This technology is used to deliver extremely conformal radiation beams to the intended target by very closely matching the radiation delivered to the three dimensional shape of a tumor. In addition, specially equipped linear accelerators and advanced software planning allows us to adjust the intensity of radiation beams across the treatment area with pinpoint accuracy so that we can deliver higher radiation doses while minimizing exposure to healthy tissues. With this greater conformity and degree of accuracy, our physicians have more treatment options for patients who had previous radiation therapy, have a recurrent tumor in the treated area, or simply need this advanced form of external beam radiation treatment.
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head and neck cancers