radiation therapy

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Synonyms for radiation therapy

(medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance

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RET mutation accounts for 20%-30% of sporadic papillary carcinomas in adults, 45%-50% in children and adolescents, and 50%-80% in patients with a history of accidental or therapeutic radiation exposure (8-10).
In order to clearly see changes between dose rates, a high sterilization dose was used to evaluate material changes as therapeutic radiation itself has been shown to not cause significant changes in PU materials under aqueous conditions chosen to mimic in vitro conditions [13, 15].
The Medical Technologies market in the APAC region covers hospital hardware; technical aids for the disabled; reusable instruments; laboratory equipment; complementary therapy devices; healthcare facility products and adaptations; biologically derived devices; and technologies such as active implantable, anesthetic and respiratory, IVD, dental, electromechanical medical, non-active implantable, ophthalmic and optical, single use, and diagnostic and therapeutic radiation.
However it is well documented that therapeutic radiation can result in bone damage and may increase the risk of fracture.
The Vero4DRT, which is manufactured at MHI's Hiroshima Machinery Works, adopts a new type of accelerating tube, the first in the world applied to medical use, jointly developed with the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK) and manufactured at the company's Mihara Machinery Works; it enables free machine movement by compactly containing the high-quality therapeutic radiation source.
IMRT also allows for higher doses of therapeutic radiation to increase the chances of success.
Another patient developed CCSLGT nearly15 years after treatment with very low dose therapeutic radiation (4.5 Gy) for stage 4S neuroblastoma [24].
Cesium-131 allows for the precise treatment of many different cancers because of its unrivaled blend of high energy and its 9.7 day half-life (its unequaled speed in giving off therapeutic radiation).
Now, physicians will be able to monitor the motion of the prostate with sub millimetre accuracy during the delivery of therapeutic radiation beams.
[5,9] Although the radiation dose for one procedure may be low, paediatric patients are often subjected to multiple X-rays to evaluate their progress and may even require therapeutic radiation later in their lives.'51 Despite the total radiation energy imparted being less in smaller patients, the organs are also smaller, which influences the effective organ and patient doses.
She also serves on the Congressional subcommittee for Radiation Oncologists under the American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncologist, as well as the Healthcare Access Training Subcommittee that focuses on recruiting and retaining minorities into Radiation Oncology for ASTRO.
(22) Among the 279 patients with radiorecurrent prostate cancer who underwent SCA, the 5-year actuarial BCDF rates according to the American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) criteria (three successive rises in PSA level) and Phoenix criteria (the nadir PSA level plus 2 ng/dL) were 58.9% and 54.5%, respectively.
Working as a team, they have been helping cancer patients learn whether they (cancer patients) can employ proton therapy as an alternative to traditional therapeutic radiation and chemotherapy treatments in fighting the life-threatening disease.
The analysis, presented at a meeting of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiation and Oncology, followed a pilot study that found p16 expression to be highly correlated with HPV infection in tissue from 32 tonsillar cancers.
Designed to pinpoint radiation therapy with the precision of magnetic resonance, GE Healthcare's Optima MR450w was recently introduced at the American Society for Therapeutic Radiation and Oncology 53rd annual meeting.
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