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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Boyer et al., "Role of beam orientation optimization in intensity-modulated radiation therapy," International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics, vol.
Preliminary patient-reported outcomes analysis of 3-dimensional radiation therapy versus intensity-modulated radiation therapy on the high-dose arm of the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) 0126 prostate cancer trial.
Gross, "Stereotactic body radiation therapy versus intensity-modulated radiation therapy for prostate cancer: comparison of toxicity," Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol.
More recently, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) produces more accurate dose distribution around targets [8-10].
He took the company public in February 2007 and orchestrated the 2011 acquisition of TomoTherapy, which added the TomoTherapy system (a 3-D conformal radiation therapy and intensity-modulated radiation therapy system) to the firm's product portfolio, thereby expanding its presence in the radiation therapy market.
Written by radiation oncologists and radiotherapists from the US, Europe, and Canada, articles cover the history of local treatment for breast cancer; the role of radiation therapy in ductal carcinoma in situ and after neoadjuvant chemotherapy for operable breast cancer; advances in accelerated partial breast irradiation; proton radiation; hypofractionation; the role of postmastectomy radiotherapy and breast reconstruction; local recurrence and biological subtypes of breast cancer; intensity-modulated radiation therapy; radiation-induced heart disease; individualizing the risk of locoregional recurrence with molecular and genomic classifiers; and the current and future state of breast radiation therapy.
Moreover, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) was not associated with significantly lower rates of jaw complications, compared with older radiation techniques, although there was a slight trend in that direction and the interval to developing jaw complications was longer following IMRT, reported Dr.
Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT): Three large studies demonstrated reduced skin toxicity in patients with breast cancer receiving IMRT compared to conventional radiation therapy.
The customer will use Raystation to plan advanced treatments, such as intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT).
75% at 7 years bDFS)[sup.7] or even at 81 Gy using intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) (95 vs.
He was at Newcastle's Freeman Hospital yesterday for a two-day conference looking at the principles of radiotherapy planning and Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT).
Some topics covered are patient selection for adjuvant therapy of rectal cancer, minimizing toxicity through the use of intensity-modulated radiation therapy, emerging molecular biomarkers for individualization of therapy, and management of anal dysplasia.

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