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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One way to minimize radiation toxicity is to use three-dimensional conformal radiation or intensity-modulated radiation therapy.
Clinical and financial issues for intensity-modulated radiation therapy delivery.
Objectives: To understand current and future use of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), stereotactic radiosurgery, adaptive radiotherapy, and proton therapy.
Manmohan Singh on Friday inaugurated the state-of-the-art linear accelerator with intensity-modulated radiation therapy, image-guided radiation therapy and SRS/SRT facilities at the Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute in Guwahati.
Recognizing the multidisciplinary nature of gynecologic cancer management, the coverage includes novel radiation approaches, including intensity-modulated radiation therapy and image-guided radiation therapy, in the planning and treatment of both external beam irradiation and brachytherapy; the role of chemotherapy and novel biologic agents; surgical approaches, such as lymphadenectomy in endometrial cancer and the emerging role of robotic-assisted surgery; and an overview of the use of magnetic resonance imaging for assessing tumor response in cervical cancer patients undergoing treatment.
The AGH study, "Preservation of Sexual Function After High-Dose Post Prostatectomy Image Guided Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)," looked at 33 patients who underwent prostate removal surgery using open or robotic nerve-sparing techniques, followed by Image Guided IMRT radiotherapy.
Now in its second edition, this textbook for medical students and personnel has been revised to cover new physics-related principles and technologies used in state-of-theuart medical centers such as digital imaging, hybrid scanners, camera pills, robotic surgery devices, proton therapy and Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy.

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