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.
A phase I/II dose escalation study using three dimensional conformal radiation therapy in patients with inoperable, non-small cell lung cancer.
3D conformal radiation therapy, stereotactic cone and GPU-based architecture are pending FDA 510(k) clearance.
Comparison of conventional-dose vs high-dose conformal radiation therapy in clinically localized adenocarcinoma of the prostate: a randomized controlled trial.
The current investigation follows up a recently published study validating the superior efficacy of high-dose versus conventional-dose conformal radiation therapy for reducing the risk of biochemical failure in men with clinically localized prostate 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.
SYDNEY, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --In a single bound, Nepean Cancer Care Centre (NCCC) leaped from traditional 3D conformal radiation therapy for its prostate cancer cases to a dramatically faster therapy delivery method, Elekta VMAT (Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy), a technique that is even quicker with Elekta's new Integrity[TM] R1.
Development of RTOG consensus guidelines for the definition of the clinical target volume for postoperative conformal radiation therapy for prostate cancer.
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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