In the last 10-15 years, new technology in radiation therapy has improved targeting accuracy, allowing higher, more effective doses to be delivered to the tumor or the tumor area while keeping side effects and complications to a minimum. This technique is called 3-D conformal radiation therapy.
Utilizing CT Simulation scans performed in our department we are able to integrate this information and develop three-dimensional reconstructions of the patient’s anatomy. This allows us to better visualize the cancer and surrounding normal tissue in three-dimensions which was not feasible before the development of this technology. With this comprehensive ability to identify in three-dimensions the “target” and surrounding normal tissues, we can customize the radiation beams for each patient and more precisely aim the radiation beams while avoiding the surrounding normal tissues as much as possible.
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Call the SOMC Cancer Center at (740) 356-7490 or toll free 1-888-722-8787, or e-mail us if you have questions.
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SOMC Cancer Center, 1121 Kinneys Lane. Portsmouth, OH 45662
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