Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)

Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) is a specialized form of radiation treatment where the radiation dose is designed to conform to a three-dimensional (3-D) shape of the tumor. The radiation beam can be broken in “beamlets” so the intensity of each beamlet can be adjusted individually. IMRT focuses a high radiation dose to the tumor while minimizing radiation exposure to surrounding normal tissues.