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The physicians at the UVM Cancer Center offer 3D Conformal Radiation Therapy (3D-CRT) to directly target radiation to your tumor's location, shape, and size.
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The Radiation Oncology Department at the University of Vermont Cancer Center uses 3D conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT) to create 3D images of your tumor and surrounding organs and then match radiation beams precisely to your tumor size and shape.
Our Garden Pavilion houses all radiation oncology services in one convenient location. Here, our specialists provide a comprehensive approach to cancer treatment. When you choose to undergo 3D-CRT at the UVM Cancer Center, you benefit from:
The irregular shape of many tumors makes it a challenge to irradiate cancerous cells without damaging healthy surrounding tissues and organs. 3D conformal radiation therapy ensures a more targeted delivery of radiation to the cancerous area.
Your physician uses ultrasound images and special computer technology to make 3D models of your tumor and surrounding organs. This information helps match radiation beams precisely to the size and shape of your tumor.
Your physician aims these specially-shaped beams at your tumor from several different directions. This decreases radiation exposure to surrounding healthy tissues and organs. A plastic mold resembling a body cast may immobilize you during the procedure.
This type of targeted radiation therapy allows us to better treat irregularly shaped tumors. Other benefits include:
Your physician may recommend 3D conformal radiation therapy if you have: