radiation therapy

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radiation therapy

[‚rād·ē′ā·shən ′ther·ə·pē]
(medicine)
The use of ionizing radiation or radioactive substances to treat disease. Also known as actinotherapy; radiotherapy.
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Varian's RPM Respiratory Gating System assists in the delivery of conformal radiation therapy by helping compensate for tumor movement that occurs as a patient breathes.
In some studies, 3-D conformal radiation therapy has been shown to facilitate dose escalation in higher-risk patients, which leads to better disease-free survival while decreasing toxicity.
A phase I/II dose escalation study using three dimensional conformal radiation therapy in patients with inoperable, non-small cell lung cancer.
The center offers Cyberknife Radiosurgery, 3-D Conformal Radiation Therapy, IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy), IGRT (Image Guided Radiation Therapy), Rapid Arc, Partial Breast, Skin and Gynecological Brachytherapy.
Randomized Trial Comparing Conventional-Dose With High-Dose Conformal Radiation Therapy in Early-Stage Adenocarcinoma of the Prostate: Long-Term Results From Proton Radiation Oncology Group/American College of Radiology 95-09.
Two days later, the patients were administered 5-flurocytosine and valganciclovir-prodrug therapy for 1-3 weeks, plus conventional-dose (70-74 Gy), three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy.

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