A novel translating bed total body irradiation treatment delivery technique that employs dynamically shaped beams is presented. The patient is translated along the floor on a moving bed through a stationary radiation beam and the shape of the radiation beam is changed dynamically as the patient is moved through it, enabling compensation for local variations in patient thickness and tissue density. We demonstrate that the use of dynamically shaped beams results in greatly improved dose homogeneity compared with standard techniques, which use a single static beam shape. Along a representative dose profile through the lungs of a mock-human body, the maximum range of dose deviation from the average is 5.6% (from to ) for the dynamic beam technique compared with 12.8% (from to ) for the static beam technique. A novel, dual-interlock system that prevents bed motion when the radiation beam is stopped and stops the radiation beam when the bed motor is stopped has also been developed. The dual-interlock not only enhances the safety of the treatment but also ensures accuracy in the delivery of the treatment.