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radiation therapy

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radiation therapy

(also called radiotherapy) A method of treating disease, especially cancer, using X-rays or radioactivity to destroy malignant growths.
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Noun1.radiation therapy - (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substanceradiation therapy - (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance
therapy - (medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.); "the quarterback is undergoing treatment for a knee injury"; "he tried every treatment the doctors suggested"; "heat therapy gave the best relief"
phototherapy - the use of strong light to treat acne or hyperbilirubinemia of the newborn
Curietherapy, radium therapy - the use of radium in radiation therapy
X-ray therapy - the therapeutic use of X rays
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques

ra·di·a·tion ther·a·py

, radiotherapy
n. terapia de radiación, tratamiento de un tumor o enfermedad por medio de radiaciones de radium o radon. V.: Radiotherapy.
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Sophisticated techniques such as intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) have been developed to produce highly conformal beams to minimize dose to healthy tissues.
The Board of Directors of Radiation Therapy Services has approved the merger agreement on the unanimous recommendation of a Special Committee of independent directors and recommends that Radiation Therapy Services' shareholders adopt the agreement.
The radiation oncology department at Landeskrankenhaus Feldkirch is offering high level radiation therapy for about 1,000 patients annually.
Today equipped with five linear accelerators for radiation therapy provided by another vendor, the Velindre Cancer Centre, part of the Velindre NHS Trust, have now ordered two Elekta Synergy[R] systems, equipped with integrated high-resolution 3D imaging capability for IMRT and IGRT, methods for irradiating tumors with significantly improved precision and accuracy.
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OnCURE is the largest freestanding provider of radiation therapy services in the State of California, and with the addition of Santa Cruz to our existing network, it ensures our continued commitment to expand our regional networks of radiation centers in association with quality doctors," said Rick Zehner, Chief Executive Officer of OnCURE.
IntraOp Medical Corporation (OTCBB: IOPM) today announced the results of several cancer research studies that were presented at the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO) Conference, November 30 to December 3 in Venice, Italy, by members of the International Society of Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (ISIORT).
are using two Elekta (STO:EKTAB) technologies, Elekta Synergy[R], an advanced multifunctional Cancer Treatment Delivery system with intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and image-guided radiation treatment (IGRT) system using a patient breathing control device, Elekta Active Breathing Coordinator[TM] to conduct the study.
SEK 110 million, order to be booked in the company's third quarter of fiscal year 2006/07, Elekta will equip the new center with two Elekta Synergy[R] platform digital linear accelerators, allowing clinicians to carry out IMRT (intensity modulated radiation therapy) to enable higher precision treatments, and prepared to be field upgraded to full 3D image guided radiation therapy (IGRT).
has established itself as the leading innovator among radiation therapy solutions providers.

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