x-ray therapy


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x-ray therapy

[′eks ‚rā ‚ther·ə·pē]
(medicine)
Medical treatment by controlled application of x-rays; a type of radiotherapy.
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Nurit Kalderon, now at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, developed the idea of X-ray therapy for spinal cord injuries while at Rockefeller University, also in New York.
The X-ray therapy also seems to encourage growth of new axons across the injury site.
Xstrahl is a leading designer and manufacturer of X-ray systems for use in cancer and dermatology treatments and radiation biology research, providing complete solutions for all X-ray therapy and research applications.
Proton radiation reduces both the incidence and severity of pulmonary injury in comparison to treatment plans relying on traditional X-ray therapy," said Bush, citing an American Journal of Roentgenology article supporting the use of protons in treating lung cancer.
compared to approximately 2,000 facilities offering X-ray therapy nationwide.
X-ray therapy has improved over the years and is effective in controlling many cancers, but in certain cases, the accuracy of proton therapy offers a clinical advantage.