- CT-based three-dimensional (3D) imaging for radiation treatment planning pioneered at UNC and several other universities. Unlike traditional treatment planning, 3D imaging allows radiation oncologists to view a tumor from all angles and make tumor targeting much more precise, reducing the amount of radiation delivered to normal tissue.
- Image registration. 3D imaging can be used on previous diagnostic scans from other institutions, to determine original tumor size and location and avoid additional CT scans.
- UNC is one of a few cancer centers in North Carolina to offer intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), which allows safer and more precise distribution of radiation.
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