Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) | Treatment | Cancer Treatment and CyberKnife Center | Cape Fear Valley Health
Cancer Treatment and CyberKnife Center

Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)

With Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, clinicians can pinpoint radiation where it’s needed most. IMRT works through advanced computer programming, dividing each radiation beam into multiple rays, or “beamlets.” It then assigns these beamlets different intensities (beam strengths) according to tumor thickness. Where the tumor is thickest, radiation intensity is highest, and where the tumor is the thinner, radiation intensity is lower.

Back to Cancer Treatment homepage

Cancer Stories

  • About
  • Meet our Physicians
  • Patient Stories


Cancer Center at Health Pavilion North


Radiation Oncology

Support Services


Medical Oncology

Art Class

Dr. Bryan

Dr. Manning

Dr. Pataki

Pam Leeman

Neil Vince

Sherry Jackson

Roy Turner

Ida Steed

Juanita Kenner