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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Low-kilo voltage single-dose intraoperative radiation therapy for breast cancer: results and impact on a multidisciplinary breast cancer program.
Breastlink Medical Group revealed on Tuesday the completion of its first intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) procedure using the Xoft Axxent eBx System for early stage breast cancer.
Intraoperative radiation therapy directs the radiation where it is needed most - the tumor bed, says radiation oncologist Aaron Pederson, M.D.
Intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) combines surgery and radiation therapy in 1 setting.
The Mobetron is a fully mobile, OR-ready, self-shielding intraoperative radiation therapy system that is lightweight enough for use in a standard operating room.
Based at Methodist Hospital, the Mobetron uses Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT) and delivers radiation, focusing entirely on the tumor and no other part of the body.
In an ongoing study at University College London, 29 patients with breast cancers 3.5 cm in diameter or less were randomly assigned to undergo one-time intraoperative radiation therapy or a standard 6-week course of radiation treatments.
Intraoperative radiation therapy. During intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT), a single large dose of radiation is delivered in the operating suite after the tumor bed and adjacent normal organs have been defined (figure 6).

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