Radiation beam is divided into separate, multiple beamlets
Tungsten leaves shape each beamlet to protect critical tissues
Tumor Localization: MRI or CT directed radiation
Dose: May exceed 30 minutes per application
Schedule: Monday through Friday
Duration: 2-7 weeks
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