3-dimensional radiation therapy

Definition / meaning of 3-dimensional radiation therapy

A procedure that uses a computer to create a 3-dimensional picture of the tumor. This allows doctors to give the highest possible dose of radiation to the tumor, while sparing the normal tissue as much as possible. Also called 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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