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a large, oblong piece of wood or other material, used especially for construction

a series of particles or waves traveling close together in parallel paths

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to emit a bright light

to curve the lips upward in expressing amusement, pleasure, or happiness

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a signal transmitted along a narrow path

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a group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation

(nautical) breadth amidships

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the broad side of a ship

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a gymnastic apparatus used by women gymnasts

smile radiantly

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express with a beaming face or smile

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have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink

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experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion

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Accuracy requirements and quality assurance of external beam therapy with photons and electrons.
It addresses general principles like recent advances, modes of therapy, patient care, and practical aspects of external beam therapy, endocavitary beam therapy, intraoperative radiation, and brachytherapy, then site-specific indications and techniques for the oral cavity, nasopharynx, oropharynx, larynx, hypopharynx, nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, salivary glands, thyroid, skin, neck node metastasis from an unknown primary, and locoregional recurrence.
Current state-of-the-art external beam therapy for prostate cancer utilizes hypofractionation, in which a reduced number of higher therapeutic radiation doses are delivered to the tumor.
All the patients were receiving external beam therapy. Minimum radiation dose at which skin lesions appeared was 500cGy while maximum 7000cGy.
But there are ways to protect it if you are receiving standard external beam therapy (see "Facts About Radiotherapy," page 7), which exposes the heart to more radiation.
External beam therapy has long been used for large multifocal tumors, cases with vitreous seeding and tumors located near the optic nerve and fovea.
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