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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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.
A randomized trial starting this year will enroll approximately 2,000 women with locally advanced breast cancer to receive either proton or X-ray therapy. The goal is to assess the effectiveness of protons compared to X-rays in reducing major cardiovascular events in patients 10 years after their radiation treatments.
6 See your doctor for tests and referral to a specialist to arrange antithyroid treatment with drugs and possibly X-ray therapy to bring your thyroid gland under control.
According to Abilgaziyev, currently two draft laws concerning strengthening the nuclear medicine service, sealed-source radiotherapy and X-ray therapy, as well as strengthening laboratories and testing systems for food and animal diseases are developed.
For Nagamori Memorial Center of Innovative Cancer Therapy and Research Hitachi provides comprehensive services includnig operation support and facility operation related to radiation therapy systems of the proton therapy system and X-ray therapy system TomoTherapy System Radixact.
However, another study conducted in Melbourne indicated potential dose-dependent results.[sup][17] Furthermore, low-dose superficial X-ray irradiation within 48 h postoperatively has proven to prevent keloid relapse.[sup][18] Gradually, further well-designed studies have supported the comparative effectiveness of combination therapy between surgical keloidectomy and postoperative X-ray irradiation therapy.[sup][19],[20] Another consecutive study of 78 keloids from 40 patients with at least 1-year follow-up revealed that immediate postoperative X-ray therapy resulted in a decrease in recurrence rate per lesion compared to surgical excision alone.[sup][21] Furthermore, more long-term retrospective studies on keloids detailed the importance of irradiation postoperatively.