Three-Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy (3DCRT)

Three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy involves using a computed tomography (CT) scan. This scan designs a radiation therapy treatment that we individualise to you

Three-Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy lets us deliver a conformal dose of radiation to the tumour. At the same time, we spare the normal tissue surrounding the tumour as much as possible.

Uses of Three-Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy

We can use 3DCRT to deliver radiation therapy to most areas of the body. Most patients treated with radiation therapy with us receive 3DCRT. This is usually in the form of daily treatments over several weeks. 

Your treatment 

Get referred 

Please speak with your doctor to decide if 3DCRT is the right treatment choice for you. 

What Three-Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy involves 

  1. Your radiation oncologist will find the area needing treatment on your CT scan. 
  2. We may also use Magnetic resonance imaging or positron emission tomography scans. These help us find the treatment area.   
  3. A team of professionals works together to develop a personalised treatment plan. They do so with sophisticated radiation therapy software. This team includes your radiation oncologist, radiation therapists and medical physicists. 
  4. Each treatment plan will use several radiation beams from different angles. We will shape these beams to the size and location of your tumour. This means we can create a high dose of radiation around the tumour. At the same time, we spare the most amount of normal tissue. 
  5. Our radiation therapists deliver your individual plan every day to the linear accelerator. 

The Three-Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy team 

Our radiation therapy team is proud to offer this treatment. We continue to develop and progress treatment options for the people of Victoria. 

We plan and deliver the 3DCRT treatment at all five of our radiation therapy sites:  

A team of specialists will plan and deliver 3DCRT, including:  

  • radiation oncologists 

  • radiation therapists  

  • medical physicists.  

A range of other professionals will also support you. These professionals will include nurses and allied health practitioners. 

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