radiotherapy

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ra·di·o·ther·a·py

 (rā′dē-ō-thĕr′ə-pē)
n. pl. ra·di·o·ther·a·pies
Treatment of disease with radiation, especially by selective irradiation with x-rays or other ionizing radiation and by ingestion of radioisotopes. Also called radiation therapy.

ra′di·o·ther′a·pist n.

radiotherapy

(ˌreɪdɪəʊˈθɛrəpɪ)
n
(Medicine) the treatment of disease, esp cancer, by means of alpha or beta particles emitted from an implanted or ingested radioisotope, or by means of a beam of high-energy radiation. Compare chemotherapy
radiotherapeutic adj
ˌradioˌtheraˈpeutically adv
ˌradioˈtherapist n

ra•di•o•ther•a•py

(ˌreɪ di oʊˈθɛr ə pi)

n.
the treatment of disease by means of x-rays or radioactive substances. Also called radiation therapy.
[1900–05]
ra`di•o•ther′a•pist, n.

radiotherapy

a method of treating diseases with x rays or the radiation from other radioactive substances. Also called actinotherapy. — radiotherapist, n.radiotherapeutic, adj.
See also: Radiation
the treatment of diseases, especially malignant cancer, with radium or other radioactive substances. Also called radium therapy.
See also: Medical Specialties, Remedies
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.radiotherapy - (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substanceradiotherapy - (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
Translations
العِلاج بالإشْعاع
radioterapie
radioterapi
geislameîferî
radioterapija
rádioliečba
ışın/şua tedavisiradyoterapi

radiotherapy

[ˌreɪdɪəʊˈθerəpɪ] Nradioterapia f

radiotherapy

[ˌreɪdiəʊˈθɛrəpi]
modif [treatment] → par radiothérapie; [unit] → de radiothérapieradio wave nonde f radio inv

radiotherapy

[ˌreɪdɪəʊˈθɛrəpɪ] nradioterapia

radiotherapy

(reidiəuˈθerəpi) noun
the treatment of disease by X-rays and other forms of radiation.

ra·di·o·ther·a·py

n. radioterapia, tratamiento de una enfermedad por medio de rayos-x o por otras sustancias radioactivas.
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1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: System for intraoperative radiotherapy.
Studied intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) as a safe alternative to whole breast radiation (WBRT) for low-risk breast cancer patients.
Intraoperative radiotherapy is shown to be a safe and effective treatment after breast-conserving surgery for early stage breast cancer.
Objective assessment of cosmetic outcome after targeted intraoperative radiotherapy in breast cancer: results from a randomized controlled trial.
They discuss cardiopulmonary exercise testing in preoperative assessment, perioperative care, biologic and composite mesh for repair, the management of facial paralysis, anal cancer, bariatric surgery, liver metastases, ischemic bowel, intraoperative radiotherapy for rectal cancer, abdominal tuberculosis, the diabetic foot, benign breast conditions, breast reconstruction, and randomized clinical trials and meta-analyses in surgery.
Intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) or accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) provide the shortest schedules.
Results of the international TARGIT-A (Targeted Intraoperative Radiotherapy) trial, in which 2,232 patients undergoing lumpectomy were randomized to intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) or standard external-beam radiation, showed closely similar 4-year local recurrence rates in the conserved breast: 1.
8 June 2010 - German Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (ETR: AFX) said on Monday its 10-year breast cancer study has proven that a one-day intraoperative radiotherapy may successfully replace a conventional six-week external radiotherapy for patients with breast cancer in an early stage.

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