3D & Electron
Three-dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy
This is the most common form of external beam radiation. Radiation is delivered from various angles around the body by a linear accelerator. Radiation is focused on the target where the beams intersect. This allows higher doses of radiation to be concentrated on the target region while limiting doses to adjacent, uninvolved regions.
Electron Beam Radiation Therapy
Electron beams are primarily used to treat superficial tumors, particularly skin cancers. Unlike X-rays that pass all the way through the body, electrons don’t travel very far in tissue before delivering their energy, making them ideal to treat cancers close to the surface.