ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION or particle radiation (high energy ELEMENTARY PARTICLES) capable of directly or indirectly producing IONS in its passage through matter. The wavelengths of ionizing electromagnetic radiation are equal to or smaller than those of short (far) ultraviolet radiation and include gamma and X-rays.
Harmful effects of non-experimental exposure to ionizing or non-ionizing radiation in VERTEBRATES.
The amount of radiation energy that is deposited in a unit mass of material, such as tissues of plants or animal. In RADIOTHERAPY, radiation dosage is expressed in gray units (Gy). In RADIOLOGIC HEALTH, the dosage is expressed by the product of absorbed dose (Gy) and quality factor (a function of linear energy transfer), and is called radiation dose equivalent in sievert units (Sv).
The ability of some cells or tissues to survive lethal doses of IONIZING RADIATION. Tolerance depends on the species, cell type, and physical and chemical variables, including RADIATION-PROTECTIVE AGENTS and RADIATION-SENSITIZING AGENTS.
The relationship between the dose of administered radiation and the response of the organism or tissue to the radiation.
Emission or propagation of acoustic waves (SOUND), ELECTROMAGNETIC ENERGY waves (such as LIGHT; RADIO WAVES; GAMMA RAYS; or X-RAYS), or a stream of subatomic particles (such as ELECTRONS; NEUTRONS; PROTONS; or ALPHA PARTICLES).
The use of IONIZING RADIATION to treat malignant NEOPLASMS and some benign conditions.
A subspecialty of medical oncology and radiology concerned with the radiotherapy of cancer.
Computer-assisted mathematical calculations of beam angles, intensities of radiation, and duration of irradiation in radiotherapy.
The total amount of radiation absorbed by tissues as a result of radiotherapy.
The study of the characteristics, behavior, and internal structures of the atomic nucleus and its interactions with other nuclei. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
CONFORMAL RADIOTHERAPY that combines several intensity-modulated beams to provide improved dose homogeneity and highly conformal dose distributions.
Drugs used to potentiate the effectiveness of radiation therapy in destroying unwanted cells.
The treatment of a disease or condition by several different means simultaneously or sequentially. Chemoimmunotherapy, RADIOIMMUNOTHERAPY, chemoradiotherapy, cryochemotherapy, and SALVAGE THERAPY are seen most frequently, but their combinations with each other and surgery are also used.
Inflammation of the lung due to harmful effects of ionizing or non-ionizing radiation.
Tumors, cancer or other neoplasms produced by exposure to ionizing or non-ionizing radiation.
Radiotherapy where there is improved dose homogeneity within the tumor and reduced dosage to uninvolved structures. The precise shaping of dose distribution is achieved via the use of computer-controlled multileaf collimators.
Penetrating, high-energy electromagnetic radiation emitted from atomic nuclei during NUCLEAR DECAY. The range of wavelengths of emitted radiation is between 0.1 - 100 pm which overlaps the shorter, more energetic hard X-RAYS wavelengths. The distinction between gamma rays and X-rays is based on their radiation source.
The measurement of radiation by photography, as in x-ray film and film badge, by Geiger-Mueller tube, and by SCINTILLATION COUNTING.
Administration of the total dose of radiation (RADIATION DOSAGE) in parts, at timed intervals.
The observation, either continuously or at intervals, of the levels of radiation in a given area, generally for the purpose of assuring that they have not exceeded prescribed amounts or, in case of radiation already present in the area, assuring that the levels have returned to those meeting acceptable safety standards.
Economic aspects of the nursing profession.
Experimentally produced harmful effects of ionizing or non-ionizing RADIATION in CHORDATA animals.
Soft tissue tumors or cancer arising from the mucosal surfaces of the LIP; oral cavity; PHARYNX; LARYNX; and cervical esophagus. Other sites included are the NOSE and PARANASAL SINUSES; SALIVARY GLANDS; THYROID GLAND and PARATHYROID GLANDS; and MELANOMA and non-melanoma skin cancers of the head and neck. (from Holland et al., Cancer Medicine, 4th ed, p1651)
Drugs used to protect against ionizing radiation. They are usually of interest for use in radiation therapy but have been considered for other, e.g. military, purposes.
A collective term for interstitial, intracavity, and surface radiotherapy. It uses small sealed or partly-sealed sources that may be placed on or near the body surface or within a natural body cavity or implanted directly into the tissues.
The use of pre-treatment imaging modalities to position the patient, delineate the target, and align the beam of radiation to achieve optimal accuracy and reduce radiation damage to surrounding non-target tissues.
Computer systems or programs used in accurate computations for providing radiation dosage treatment to patients.
A type of high-energy radiotherapy using a beam of gamma-radiation produced by a radioisotope source encapsulated within a teletherapy unit.
The exposure of the head to roentgen rays or other forms of radioactivity for therapeutic or preventive purposes.
A cutaneous inflammatory reaction occurring as a result of exposure to ionizing radiation.
A loss of mucous substance of the mouth showing local excavation of the surface, resulting from the sloughing of inflammatory necrotic tissue. It is the result of a variety of causes, e.g., denture irritation, aphthous stomatitis (STOMATITIS, APHTHOUS); NOMA; necrotizing gingivitis (GINGIVITIS, NECROTIZING ULCERATIVE); TOOTHBRUSHING; and various irritants. (From Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p842)
Unstable isotopes of cobalt that decay or disintegrate emitting radiation. Co atoms with atomic weights of 54-64, except 59, are radioactive cobalt isotopes.
Neoplasms of the intracranial components of the central nervous system, including the cerebral hemispheres, basal ganglia, hypothalamus, thalamus, brain stem, and cerebellum. Brain neoplasms are subdivided into primary (originating from brain tissue) and secondary (i.e., metastatic) forms. Primary neoplasms are subdivided into benign and malignant forms. In general, brain tumors may also be classified by age of onset, histologic type, or presenting location in the brain.
INFLAMMATION of the soft tissues of the MOUTH, such as MUCOSA; PALATE; GINGIVA; and LIP.
Radiotherapy using high-energy (megavolt or higher) ionizing radiation. Types of radiation include gamma rays, produced by a radioisotope within a teletherapy unit; x-rays, electrons, protons, alpha particles (helium ions) and heavy charged ions, produced by particle acceleration; and neutrons and pi-mesons (pions), produced as secondary particles following bombardment of a target with a primary particle.
Timing the acquisition of imaging data to specific points in the breathing cycle to minimize image blurring and other motion artifacts. The images are used diagnostically and also interventionally to coordinate radiation treatment beam on/off cycles to protect healthy tissues when they move into the beam field during different times in the breathing cycle.
Radiotherapy given to augment some other form of treatment such as surgery or chemotherapy. Adjuvant radiotherapy is commonly used in the therapy of cancer and can be administered before or after the primary treatment.
A nitroimidazole that sensitizes normally radio-resistant hypoxic cells to radiation. It may also be directly cytotoxic to hypoxic cells and has been proposed as an antineoplastic.
Treatment of food with RADIATION.
A radiological stereotactic technique developed for cutting or destroying tissue by high doses of radiation in place of surgical incisions. It was originally developed for neurosurgery on structures in the brain and its use gradually spread to radiation surgery on extracranial structures as well. The usual rigid needles or probes of stereotactic surgery are replaced with beams of ionizing radiation directed toward a target so as to achieve local tissue destruction.
High-energy radiation or particles from extraterrestrial space that strike the earth, its atmosphere, or spacecraft and may create secondary radiation as a result of collisions with the atmosphere or spacecraft.
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
Tomography using x-ray transmission and a computer algorithm to reconstruct the image.
That portion of the electromagnetic spectrum immediately below the visible range and extending into the x-ray frequencies. The longer wavelengths (near-UV or biotic or vital rays) are necessary for the endogenous synthesis of vitamin D and are also called antirachitic rays; the shorter, ionizing wavelengths (far-UV or abiotic or extravital rays) are viricidal, bactericidal, mutagenic, and carcinogenic and are used as disinfectants.
Treatment that combines chemotherapy with radiotherapy.
Organs which might be damaged during exposure to a toxin or to some form of therapy. It most frequently refers to healthy organs located in the radiation field during radiation therapy.
Tumors or cancer of the human BREAST.
Three-dimensional computed tomographic imaging with the added dimension of time, to follow motion during imaging.
A cell line derived from cultured tumor cells.
A carcinoma derived from stratified SQUAMOUS EPITHELIAL CELLS. It may also occur in sites where glandular or columnar epithelium is normally present. (From Stedman, 25th ed)
An imaging technique using compounds labelled with short-lived positron-emitting radionuclides (such as carbon-11, nitrogen-13, oxygen-15 and fluorine-18) to measure cell metabolism. It has been useful in study of soft tissues such as CANCER; CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM; and brain. SINGLE-PHOTON EMISSION-COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY is closely related to positron emission tomography, but uses isotopes with longer half-lives and resolution is lower.
New abnormal growth of tissue. Malignant neoplasms show a greater degree of anaplasia and have the properties of invasion and metastasis, compared to benign neoplasms.
Radiation from sources other than the source of interest. It is due to cosmic rays and natural radioactivity in the environment.
The total amount (cell number, weight, size or volume) of tumor cells or tissue in the body.
Methods which attempt to express in replicable terms the extent of the neoplasm in the patient.
The span of viability of a cell characterized by the capacity to perform certain functions such as metabolism, growth, reproduction, some form of responsiveness, and adaptability.
Tumors or cancer of the PROSTATE.
Injuries to DNA that introduce deviations from its normal, intact structure and which may, if left unrepaired, result in a MUTATION or a block of DNA REPLICATION. These deviations may be caused by physical or chemical agents and occur by natural or unnatural, introduced circumstances. They include the introduction of illegitimate bases during replication or by deamination or other modification of bases; the loss of a base from the DNA backbone leaving an abasic site; single-strand breaks; double strand breaks; and intrastrand (PYRIMIDINE DIMERS) or interstrand crosslinking. Damage can often be repaired (DNA REPAIR). If the damage is extensive, it can induce APOPTOSIS.
A malignant form of astrocytoma histologically characterized by pleomorphism of cells, nuclear atypia, microhemorrhage, and necrosis. They may arise in any region of the central nervous system, with a predilection for the cerebral hemispheres, basal ganglia, and commissural pathways. Clinical presentation most frequently occurs in the fifth or sixth decade of life with focal neurologic signs or seizures.
Devices or objects in various imaging techniques used to visualize or enhance visualization by simulating conditions encountered in the procedure. Phantoms are used very often in procedures employing or measuring x-irradiation or radioactive material to evaluate performance. Phantoms often have properties similar to human tissue. Water demonstrates absorbing properties similar to normal tissue, hence water-filled phantoms are used to map radiation levels. Phantoms are used also as teaching aids to simulate real conditions with x-ray or ultrasonic machines. (From Iturralde, Dictionary and Handbook of Nuclear Medicine and Clinical Imaging, 1990)
Benign and malignant central nervous system neoplasms derived from glial cells (i.e., astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, and ependymocytes). Astrocytes may give rise to astrocytomas (ASTROCYTOMA) or glioblastoma multiforme (see GLIOBLASTOMA). Oligodendrocytes give rise to oligodendrogliomas (OLIGODENDROGLIOMA) and ependymocytes may undergo transformation to become EPENDYMOMA; CHOROID PLEXUS NEOPLASMS; or colloid cysts of the third ventricle. (From Escourolle et al., Manual of Basic Neuropathology, 2nd ed, p21)
The application of probability and statistical methods to calculate the risk of occurrence of any event, such as onset of illness, recurrent disease, hospitalization, disability, or death. It may include calculation of the anticipated money costs of such events and of the premiums necessary to provide for payment of such costs.
Abnormal growths of tissue that follow a previous neoplasm but are not metastases of the latter. The second neoplasm may have the same or different histological type and can occur in the same or different organs as the previous neoplasm but in all cases arises from an independent oncogenic event. The development of the second neoplasm may or may not be related to the treatment for the previous neoplasm since genetic risk or predisposing factors may actually be the cause.
The reconstruction of a continuous two-stranded DNA molecule without mismatch from a molecule which contained damaged regions. The major repair mechanisms are excision repair, in which defective regions in one strand are excised and resynthesized using the complementary base pairing information in the intact strand; photoreactivation repair, in which the lethal and mutagenic effects of ultraviolet light are eliminated; and post-replication repair, in which the primary lesions are not repaired, but the gaps in one daughter duplex are filled in by incorporation of portions of the other (undamaged) daughter duplex. Excision repair and post-replication repair are sometimes referred to as "dark repair" because they do not require light.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
The effects of ionizing and nonionizing radiation upon living organisms, organs and tissues, and their constituents, and upon physiologic processes. It includes the effect of irradiation on food, drugs, and chemicals.
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
Mutant mice homozygous for the recessive gene "nude" which fail to develop a thymus. They are useful in tumor studies and studies on immune responses.
Tumors or cancer of the NASOPHARYNX.
Compounds that are used in medicine as sources of radiation for radiotherapy and for diagnostic purposes. They have numerous uses in research and industry. (Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p1161)
Tumors or cancer of the LUNG.
Lining of the ORAL CAVITY, including mucosa on the GUMS; the PALATE; the LIP; the CHEEK; floor of the mouth; and other structures. The mucosa is generally a nonkeratinized stratified squamous EPITHELIUM covering muscle, bone, or glands but can show varying degree of keratinization at specific locations.
One of the mechanisms by which CELL DEATH occurs (compare with NECROSIS and AUTOPHAGOCYTOSIS). Apoptosis is the mechanism responsible for the physiological deletion of cells and appears to be intrinsically programmed. It is characterized by distinctive morphologic changes in the nucleus and cytoplasm, chromatin cleavage at regularly spaced sites, and the endonucleolytic cleavage of genomic DNA; (DNA FRAGMENTATION); at internucleosomal sites. This mode of cell death serves as a balance to mitosis in regulating the size of animal tissues and in mediating pathologic processes associated with tumor growth.
The proportion of survivors in a group, e.g., of patients, studied and followed over a period, or the proportion of persons in a specified group alive at the beginning of a time interval who survive to the end of the interval. It is often studied using life table methods.
Substances that inhibit or prevent the proliferation of NEOPLASMS.
A subspecialty of internal medicine concerned with the study of neoplasms.
In vivo methods of screening investigative anticancer drugs, biologic response modifiers or radiotherapies. Human tumor tissue or cells are transplanted into mice or rats followed by tumor treatment regimens. A variety of outcomes are monitored to assess antitumor effectiveness.
The local recurrence of a neoplasm following treatment. It arises from microscopic cells of the original neoplasm that have escaped therapeutic intervention and later become clinically visible at the original site.
Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.
A condition caused by a brief whole body exposure to more than one sievert dose equivalent of radiation. Acute radiation syndrome is initially characterized by ANOREXIA; NAUSEA; VOMITING; but can progress to hematological, gastrointestinal, neurological, pulmonary, and other major organ dysfunction.
A condition of decreased oxygen content at the cellular level.
A malignant disease characterized by progressive enlargement of the lymph nodes, spleen, and general lymphoid tissue. In the classical variant, giant usually multinucleate Hodgkin's and REED-STERNBERG CELLS are present; in the nodular lymphocyte predominant variant, lymphocytic and histiocytic cells are seen.
A class of statistical procedures for estimating the survival function (function of time, starting with a population 100% well at a given time and providing the percentage of the population still well at later times). The survival analysis is then used for making inferences about the effects of treatments, prognostic factors, exposures, and other covariates on the function.
A malignant neoplasm made up of epithelial cells tending to infiltrate the surrounding tissues and give rise to metastases. It is a histological type of neoplasm but is often wrongly used as a synonym for "cancer." (From Dorland, 27th ed)
Experimental transplantation of neoplasms in laboratory animals for research purposes.
The process of generating three-dimensional images by electronic, photographic, or other methods. For example, three-dimensional images can be generated by assembling multiple tomographic images with the aid of a computer, while photographic 3-D images (HOLOGRAPHY) can be made by exposing film to the interference pattern created when two laser light sources shine on an object.
A cancer registry mandated under the National Cancer Act of 1971 to operate and maintain a population-based cancer reporting system, reporting periodically estimates of cancer incidence and mortality in the United States. The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program is a continuing project of the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health. Among its goals, in addition to assembling and reporting cancer statistics, are the monitoring of annual cancer incident trends and the promoting of studies designed to identify factors amenable to cancer control interventions. (From National Cancer Institute, NIH Publication No. 91-3074, October 1990)
Uncontrolled release of radioactive material from its containment. This either threatens to, or does, cause exposure to a radioactive hazard. Such an incident may occur accidentally or deliberately.
Period after successful treatment in which there is no appearance of the symptoms or effects of the disease.
The compound is given by intravenous injection to do POSITRON-EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY for the assessment of cerebral and myocardial glucose metabolism in various physiological or pathological states including stroke and myocardial ischemia. It is also employed for the detection of malignant tumors including those of the brain, liver, and thyroid gland. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p1162)
Tumors or cancer of the UTERINE CERVIX.
Non-invasive method of demonstrating internal anatomy based on the principle that atomic nuclei in a strong magnetic field absorb pulses of radiofrequency energy and emit them as radiowaves which can be reconstructed into computerized images. The concept includes proton spin tomographic techniques.
Cells grown in vitro from neoplastic tissue. If they can be established as a TUMOR CELL LINE, they can be propagated in cell culture indefinitely.
Study of the scientific principles, mechanisms, and effects of the interaction of ionizing radiation with living matter. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
Drug therapy given to augment or stimulate some other form of treatment such as surgery or radiation therapy. Adjuvant chemotherapy is commonly used in the therapy of cancer and can be administered before or after the primary treatment.
Penetrating electromagnetic radiation emitted when the inner orbital electrons of an atom are excited and release radiant energy. X-ray wavelengths range from 1 pm to 10 nm. Hard X-rays are the higher energy, shorter wavelength X-rays. Soft x-rays or Grenz rays are less energetic and longer in wavelength. The short wavelength end of the X-ray spectrum overlaps the GAMMA RAYS wavelength range. The distinction between gamma rays and X-rays is based on their radiation source.
The complex series of phenomena, occurring between the end of one CELL DIVISION and the end of the next, by which cellular material is duplicated and then divided between two daughter cells. The cell cycle includes INTERPHASE, which includes G0 PHASE; G1 PHASE; S PHASE; and G2 PHASE, and CELL DIVISION PHASE.
A method for ordering genetic loci along CHROMOSOMES. The method involves fusing irradiated donor cells with host cells from another species. Following cell fusion, fragments of DNA from the irradiated cells become integrated into the chromosomes of the host cells. Molecular probing of DNA obtained from the fused cells is used to determine if two or more genetic loci are located within the same fragment of donor cell DNA.
Experimentally induced new abnormal growth of TISSUES in animals to provide models for studying human neoplasms.
Studies to determine the advantages or disadvantages, practicability, or capability of accomplishing a projected plan, study, or project.
Transplantation between animals of different species.
A procedure consisting of a sequence of algebraic formulas and/or logical steps to calculate or determine a given task.
A prediction of the probable outcome of a disease based on a individual's condition and the usual course of the disease as seen in similar situations.
A heterogeneous aggregate of at least three distinct histological types of lung cancer, including SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA; ADENOCARCINOMA; and LARGE CELL CARCINOMA. They are dealt with collectively because of their shared treatment strategy.
Methods developed to aid in the interpretation of ultrasound, radiographic images, etc., for diagnosis of disease.
All of the processes involved in increasing CELL NUMBER including CELL DIVISION.
The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.
The use of two or more chemicals simultaneously or sequentially in the drug therapy of neoplasms. The drugs need not be in the same dosage form.
A malignant epithelial tumor with a glandular organization.
Works about pre-planned studies of the safety, efficacy, or optimum dosage schedule (if appropriate) of one or more diagnostic, therapeutic, or prophylactic drugs, devices, or techniques selected according to predetermined criteria of eligibility and observed for predefined evidence of favorable and unfavorable effects. This concept includes clinical trials conducted both in the U.S. and in other countries.
Highly proliferative, self-renewing, and colony-forming stem cells which give rise to NEOPLASMS.
Rate of energy dissipation along the path of charged particles. In radiobiology and health physics, exposure is measured in kiloelectron volts per micrometer of tissue (keV/micrometer T).
Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.
The transfer of a neoplasm from one organ or part of the body to another remote from the primary site.
A subdiscipline of genetics that studies RADIATION EFFECTS on the components and processes of biological inheritance.
Leukemia produced by exposure to IONIZING RADIATION or NON-IONIZING RADIATION.
Warfare involving the use of NUCLEAR WEAPONS.
The total amount of a chemical, metal or radioactive substance present at any time after absorption in the body of man or animal.
Devices for accelerating protons or electrons in closed orbits where the accelerating voltage and magnetic field strength varies (the accelerating voltage is held constant for electrons) in order to keep the orbit radius constant.
ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION or sonic radiation (SOUND WAVES) which does not produce IONS in matter through which it passes. The wavelengths of non-ionizing electromagentic radiation are generally longer than those of far ultraviolet radiation and range through the longest RADIO WAVES.
Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
The ratio of radiation dosages required to produce identical change based on a formula comparing other types of radiation with that of gamma or roentgen rays.
Waves of oscillating electric and MAGNETIC FIELDS which move at right angles to each other and outward from the source.
Devices which accelerate electrically charged atomic or subatomic particles, such as electrons, protons or ions, to high velocities so they have high kinetic energy.
Unstable isotopes of cesium that decay or disintegrate emitting radiation. Cs atoms with atomic weights of 123, 125-132, and 134-145 are radioactive cesium isotopes.
Any of the processes by which nuclear, cytoplasmic, or intercellular factors influence the differential control of gene action in neoplastic tissue.
Production of an image when x-rays strike a fluorescent screen.
Congenital changes in the morphology of organs produced by exposure to ionizing or non-ionizing radiation.
Irradiation of the whole body with ionizing or non-ionizing radiation. It is applicable to humans or animals but not to microorganisms.
Irradiation directly from the sun.
The use of a device composed of thermoluminescent material for measuring exposure to IONIZING RADIATION. The thermoluminescent material emits light when heated. The amount of light emitted is proportional to the amount of ionizing radiation to which the material has been exposed.
High energy POSITRONS or ELECTRONS ejected from a disintegrating atomic nucleus.
An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.
The application of scientific knowledge or technology to the field of radiology. The applications center mostly around x-ray or radioisotopes for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes but the technological applications of any radiation or radiologic procedure is within the scope of radiologic technology.
A weapon that derives its destructive force from nuclear fission and/or fusion.
Examination of any part of the body for diagnostic purposes by means of X-RAYS or GAMMA RAYS, recording the image on a sensitized surface (such as photographic film).
The intracellular transfer of information (biological activation/inhibition) through a signal pathway. In each signal transduction system, an activation/inhibition signal from a biologically active molecule (hormone, neurotransmitter) is mediated via the coupling of a receptor/enzyme to a second messenger system or to an ion channel. Signal transduction plays an important role in activating cellular functions, cell differentiation, and cell proliferation. Examples of signal transduction systems are the GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID-postsynaptic receptor-calcium ion channel system, the receptor-mediated T-cell activation pathway, and the receptor-mediated activation of phospholipases. Those coupled to membrane depolarization or intracellular release of calcium include the receptor-mediated activation of cytotoxic functions in granulocytes and the synaptic potentiation of protein kinase activation. Some signal transduction pathways may be part of larger signal transduction pathways; for example, protein kinase activation is part of the platelet activation signal pathway.
Technique using an instrument system for making, processing, and displaying one or more measurements on individual cells obtained from a cell suspension. Cells are usually stained with one or more fluorescent dyes specific to cell components of interest, e.g., DNA, and fluorescence of each cell is measured as it rapidly transverses the excitation beam (laser or mercury arc lamp). Fluorescence provides a quantitative measure of various biochemical and biophysical properties of the cell, as well as a basis for cell sorting. Other measurable optical parameters include light absorption and light scattering, the latter being applicable to the measurement of cell size, shape, density, granularity, and stain uptake.
Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.
The material that descends to the earth or water well beyond the site of a surface or subsurface nuclear explosion. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Chemical and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
Any type of variation in the appearance of energy output of the sun. (NASA Thesaurus, 1994)
April 25th -26th, 1986 nuclear power accident that occurred at Chernobyl in the former USSR (Ukraine) located 80 miles north of Kiev.
Positively-charged atomic nuclei that have been stripped of their electrons. These particles have one or more units of electric charge and a mass exceeding that of the Helium-4 nucleus (alpha particle).
That portion of the electromagnetic spectrum usually sensed as heat. Infrared wavelengths are longer than those of visible light, extending into the microwave frequencies. They are used therapeutically as heat, and also to warm food in restaurants.
Use of a device (film badge) for measuring exposure of individuals to radiation. It is usually made of metal, plastic, or paper and loaded with one or more pieces of x-ray film.
Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures that are invasive or surgical in nature, and require the expertise of a specially trained radiologist. In general, they are more invasive than diagnostic imaging but less invasive than major surgery. They often involve catheterization, fluoroscopy, or computed tomography. Some examples include percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography, percutaneous transthoracic biopsy, balloon angioplasty, and arterial embolization.
Isotopes that exhibit radioactivity and undergo radioactive decay. (From Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed & McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
The science concerned with problems of radiation protection relevant to reducing or preventing radiation exposure, and the effects of ionizing radiation on humans and their environment.
The diversion of RADIATION (thermal, electromagnetic, or nuclear) from its original path as a result of interactions or collisions with atoms, molecules, or larger particles in the atmosphere or other media. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Devices containing fissionable material in sufficient quantity and so arranged as to be capable of maintaining a controlled, self-sustaining NUCLEAR FISSION chain reaction. They are also known as atomic piles, atomic reactors, fission reactors, and nuclear piles, although such names are deprecated. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
Stable cobalt atoms that have the same atomic number as the element cobalt, but differ in atomic weight. Co-59 is a stable cobalt isotope.
Radioactive substances which act as pollutants. They include chemicals whose radiation is released via radioactive waste, nuclear accidents, fallout from nuclear explosions, and the like.
Measurement of radioactivity in the entire human body.
Positively charged particles composed of two protons and two NEUTRONS, i.e. equivalent to HELIUM nuclei, which are emitted during disintegration of heavy ISOTOPES. Alpha rays have very strong ionizing power, but weak penetrability.
A specialty field of radiology concerned with diagnostic, therapeutic, and investigative use of radioactive compounds in a pharmaceutical form.
The outer covering of the body that protects it from the environment. It is composed of the DERMIS and the EPIDERMIS.
The exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents that occurs as a result of one's occupation.
An organism whose body contains cell populations of different genotypes as a result of the TRANSPLANTATION of donor cells after sufficient ionizing radiation to destroy the mature recipient's cells which would otherwise reject the donor cells.
The relationships of groups of organisms as reflected by their genetic makeup.
The result of a positive or negative response (to drugs, for example) in one cell being passed onto other cells via the GAP JUNCTIONS or the intracellular milieu.
Units that convert some other form of energy into electrical energy.
INFLAMMATION of the MUCOUS MEMBRANE of the RECTUM, the distal end of the large intestine (INTESTINE, LARGE).
Unstable isotopes of yttrium that decay or disintegrate emitting radiation. Y atoms with atomic weights 82-88 and 90-96 are radioactive yttrium isotopes.
Radiotherapy where cytotoxic radionuclides are linked to antibodies in order to deliver toxins directly to tumor targets. Therapy with targeted radiation rather than antibody-targeted toxins (IMMUNOTOXINS) has the advantage that adjacent tumor cells, which lack the appropriate antigenic determinants, can be destroyed by radiation cross-fire. Radioimmunotherapy is sometimes called targeted radiotherapy, but this latter term can also refer to radionuclides linked to non-immune molecules (see RADIOTHERAPY).
Energy transmitted from the sun in the form of electromagnetic radiation.
A phosphorothioate proposed as a radiation-protective agent. It causes splenic vasodilation and may block autonomic ganglia.
Unstable isotopes of iridium that decay or disintegrate emitting radiation. Ir atoms with atomic weights 182-190, 192, and 194-198 are radioactive iridium isotopes.
A group of PROTEIN-SERINE-THREONINE KINASES which activate critical signaling cascades in double strand breaks, APOPTOSIS, and GENOTOXIC STRESS such as ionizing ultraviolet A light, thereby acting as a DNA damage sensor. These proteins play a role in a wide range of signaling mechanisms in cell cycle control.
The splitting of an ancestral species into daughter species that coexist in time (King, Dictionary of Genetics, 6th ed). Causal factors may include geographic isolation, HABITAT geometry, migration, REPRODUCTIVE ISOLATION, random GENETIC DRIFT and MUTATION.
Nuclear phosphoprotein encoded by the p53 gene (GENES, P53) whose normal function is to control CELL PROLIFERATION and APOPTOSIS. A mutant or absent p53 protein has been found in LEUKEMIA; OSTEOSARCOMA; LUNG CANCER; and COLORECTAL CANCER.
An inorganic and water-soluble platinum complex. After undergoing hydrolysis, it reacts with DNA to produce both intra and interstrand crosslinks. These crosslinks appear to impair replication and transcription of DNA. The cytotoxicity of cisplatin correlates with cellular arrest in the G2 phase of the cell cycle.
That portion of the electromagnetic spectrum from the UHF (ultrahigh frequency) radio waves and extending into the INFRARED RAYS frequencies.
A strain of Murine leukemia virus (LEUKEMIA VIRUS, MURINE) isolated from radiation-induced lymphomas in C57BL mice. It is leukemogenic, thymotrophic, can be transmitted vertically, and replicates only in vivo.
Unstable isotopes of iodine that decay or disintegrate emitting radiation. I atoms with atomic weights 117-139, except I 127, are radioactive iodine isotopes.
Travel beyond the earth's atmosphere.
Electrically neutral elementary particles found in all atomic nuclei except light hydrogen; the mass is equal to that of the proton and electron combined and they are unstable when isolated from the nucleus, undergoing beta decay. Slow, thermal, epithermal, and fast neutrons refer to the energy levels with which the neutrons are ejected from heavier nuclei during their decay.
Chemical or physical agents that protect the skin from sunburn and erythema by absorbing or blocking ultraviolet radiation.
A genus of gram-positive aerobic cocci found in the soil, that is highly resistant to radiation, especially ionizing radiation (RADIATION, IONIZING). Deinococcus radiodurans is the type species.
Tumors or cancer of the pelvic region.
External or interstitial irradiation to treat lymphomas (e.g., Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphomas) and lymph node metastases and also some autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis.
Facilities that convert NUCLEAR ENERGY into electrical energy.
Tumors or cancer of the SKIN.
Removal of only enough breast tissue to ensure that the margins of the resected surgical specimen are free of tumor.
Interruptions in the sugar-phosphate backbone of DNA, across both strands adjacently.
Discrete concentrations of energy, apparently massless elementary particles, that move at the speed of light. They are the unit or quantum of electromagnetic radiation. Photons are emitted when electrons move from one energy state to another. (From Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, 11th ed)
Redness of the skin produced by congestion of the capillaries. This condition may result from a variety of causes.
Members of spacecraft crew including those who travel in space, and those in training for space flight. (From Webster, 10th ed; Jane's Aerospace Dictionary, 3d ed)
The process of cumulative change over successive generations through which organisms acquire their distinguishing morphological and physiological characteristics.
Subspecialty of radiology that combines organ system radiography, catheter techniques and sectional imaging.
Rhenium. A metal, atomic number 75, atomic weight 186.2, symbol Re. (Dorland, 28th ed)
The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)
Non-invasive imaging methods based on the mechanical response of an object to a vibrational or impulsive force. It is used for determining the viscoelastic properties of tissue, and thereby differentiating soft from hard inclusions in tissue such as microcalcifications, and some cancer lesions. Most techniques use ultrasound to create the images - eliciting the response with an ultrasonic radiation force and/or recording displacements of the tissue by Doppler ultrasonography.
Remains, impressions, or traces of animals or plants of past geological times which have been preserved in the earth's crust.
The exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents in the environment or to environmental factors that may include ionizing radiation, pathogenic organisms, or toxic chemicals.
Improvement in the quality of an x-ray image by use of an intensifying screen, tube, or filter and by optimum exposure techniques. Digital processing methods are often employed.
Kinyoun, JL; Chittum, ME; Wells, CG (15 May 1988). "Photocoagulation treatment of radiation retinopathy". American journal of ... Radiation medicine. 13 (2): 95-102. PMID 7667516. Delp, Michael D.; Armstrong, R. B.; Godfrey, Donald A.; Laughlin, M. Harold; ... 25 cm H2O Class 4 Institute treatment protocol as per Clinical Practice Guideline ≥ 0.50 diopter cycloplegic refractive changes ...
For treatment using radiation, see Radiotherapy.. Radiography. Projectional radiography of the knee in a modern X-ray machine ... Radiation dose[edit]. The dosage of radiation applied in radiography varies by procedure. For example, the effective dosage of ... Radiography is an imaging technique using X-rays, gamma rays, or similar ionizing radiation and non-ionizing radiation to view ... DeWerd LA, Wagner LK (January 1999). "Characteristics of radiation detectors for diagnostic radiology". Applied Radiation and ...
Radiation therapy is the most common form of treatment. There are different forms of radiation therapy, including 3D conformal ... Treatment may include a combination of surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and targeted therapy. Following treatment of ... the 2006 publication of a randomized clinical trial comparing radiation treatment plus cetuximab versus radiation treatment ... The treatments for throat cancer can also be harmful to the digestive system as well as other body systems. Radiation therapy ...
The effect of atomic radiation need not be fatal at all. It needs care and treatment. There is less mystery about radiation ... Forrestal was admitted to Bethesda Naval Hospital for psychiatric treatment. Radford left Washington later that month to become ...
"DNA damage and repair following treatment with ionizing radiation". Radiotherapy and Oncology. 19 (2): 95-108. doi:10.1016/0167 ... In an in vitro study the cells would be exposed to a test agent - typically UV light, ionising radiation, or a genotoxic ... Olive, P. L.; Banáth, J. P.; Durand, R. E. (April 1990). "Heterogeneity in radiation-induced DNA damage and repair in tumor and ... International Journal of Radiation Biology. 62 (3): 313-320. doi:10.1080/09553009214552161. ISSN 0955-3002. PMID 1356133.. ...
Ochsner was diagnosed with a choroidal melanoma in 1997; radiation treatment was successful. The Association of Collegiate ...
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... infusion and radiation treatment clinics; and pharmacy and laboratory facilities. The facility will also include a number of ... "Services and Treatments Offered at Vidant Health". www.vidanthealth.com. Retrieved 2020-02-13. "James and Connie Maynard ...
Carpenter, Jeff (9 November 2001). "George Harrison Receives Radiation Treatment". ABC News. Retrieved 22 February 2010. " ... album was carried out at a recording studio in Switzerland shortly before his trip to the United States for cancer treatment. ...
Radiation treatment is another option. However, the risk of hypopituitarism makes this a poor choice. It may be necessary for ... Consider treatment for women with amenorrhea. In addition, dual energy X-ray absorptiometry scanning should be considered to ... Treatment significantly improves the patient's quality of life. If the goal is to treat hypogonadism only, patients with ... Direct treatment is geared toward resolving hyperprolactinemic symptoms or reducing tumor size. Patients on medications that ...
Carpenter, Jeff (November 9, 2001). "George Harrison Receives Radiation Treatment". ABC News. Archived from the original on ... "Joan Rivers' Treatment Had Numerous Violations, U.S. Inquiry Finds", New York Times, November 10, 2014 "Joan Rivers' daughter ' ... Chanen, David (May 4, 2016). "Prince died amid frantic plans for drug addiction treatment". Star Tribune. Retrieved May 4, 2016 ... A true gentleman". Henkel, John (December 1994). "Prostate Cancer: New Tests Create Treatment Dilemmas". FDA Consumer. BNET. ...
Prognosis and treatment depends on the specific type of lymphoma as well as the stage and grade. Treatment includes radiation ... Early-stage indolent B-cell lymphomas can often be treated with radiation alone, with long-term non-recurrence. Early-stage ... As a generalisation, indolent lymphomas respond to treatment and are kept under control (in remission) with long-term survival ... Aggressive lymphomas usually require intensive treatments, with some having a good prospect for a permanent cure. ...
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Carpenter, Jeff (November 9, 2001). "George Harrison Receives Radiation Treatment". ABC News. Retrieved April 2, 2010. Doggett ... Lederman was summoned to the Harrisons' Swiss villa to make his case for treatment." In November 2001, Harrison began ... Gilbert Lederman became the director of SIUH's radiation oncology department, at age 34. During his tenure, he greatly expanded ... He also aggressively promoted the new treatment, through media advertisements, interviews, presentations at the hospital, ...
Heliotherapy: Treatment that exploits the biological effects of the sun's radiation ... Thalassotherapy: Treatment that exploits bathing in Dead Sea water. Psoriasis. Climatotherapy at the Dead Sea may be a therapy ... Climatotherapy: Treatment which exploits local climatic features such as temperature, humidity, sunshine, barometric pressure ... The Dead Sea area has become a location for health research and potential treatment for several reasons. The mineral content of ...
"Yesterday was @MaryBelkNC's last radiation treatment! Thank you for all the kind words & prayers you sent her way.pic.twitter. ... Her office announced that she completed her final radiation treatment on May 18, 2017. "Rep. Mary Belk (D-North Carolina) ... and she underwent radiation treatments during her first months serving in the General Assembly. ... Belk was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent surgery to immediately begin treatment. A positive prognosis allowed her to ...
Bonamego announced that he had completed his radiation treatment at the University of Michigan Cancer Center in Ann Arbor. ... "CMU's Bonamego finishes cancer radiation treatment". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved August 21, 2015. http://www.espn.com/college ...
Treatments include chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation. The treatment aimed at killing the cancer can also eliminate ... An example is the MAP pathway, which is inhibited by ME (a lung cancer treatment). The risk of developing lung cancer is higher ... Pollution, smoking (active and passive), radiation (in the form of x-rays or gamma rays) and asbestos are risk factors for lung ... "Radiation Therapy for Cancer". Qing, Lan (2011). "Nature Genetics". Genetics. 1: 12. Retrieved 23 April 2013. Fehringer (2011 ...
Inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract is common after treatment with radiation therapy to the abdomen or pelvis. It is ... Hauer-Jensen, Martin; Denham, James W.; Andreyev, H. Jervoise N. (2016-10-14). "Radiation Enteropathy - Pathogenesis, Treatment ... however usually subsides after the course of radiation therapy is completed. Delayed radiation enteritis is a chronic disease ... Surgical treatment is usually required due to the likelihood of stenosis or complete occlusion of the small intestine. Ischemic ...
A BEV can be created using a radiation therapy simulator which mimics the treatment geometry (couch angle, gantry angle, etc.) ... Faiz Kahn and Roger Potish (Eds.) (1998).Treatment Planning in Radiation Oncology. Williams & Wilkins. ISBN 0-683-04607-1. ... Beam's Eye View (or BEV) is an imaging technique used in radiation therapy for the quality assurance and planning of External ... These are primarily used to ensure that the relative orientation of the patient and the treatment machine are correct. The BEV ...
Shipman, T.L. (1961). Diagnosis and treatment of acute radiation injury. New York: International Documents Service. pp. 113-133 ... For an adult human, exposure to 2 Gy from an unfocused radiation source such as an excursion will cause radiation sickness but ... Eighteen minutes later, the team began searching for gamma radiation, and were surprised to find intense gamma radiation near ... these staff members began an examination of the mixing room with radiation detectors capable of assessing the alpha radiation ...
He underwent radiation treatment and then chemotherapy. The expected prognosis, with treatment was 13 months. Smokey VIII more ...
The radiation therapy is typically delivered in 10-18 treatment sessions over the course of 2-4 weeks. Radiation therapy has a ... Radiation therapy has become the preferred treatment. Its advantage is that it treats the entire nasal cavity together with the ...
"Radiation treatment of acute inflammation in mice". International Journal of Radiation Biology. 81 (9): 657-667. doi:10.1080/ ... Radiation therapy in very small doses was at that time considered the strongest measure for the reduction of inflammation. Even ... In the following year, L. Freund in Vienna was the first to use x-rays for treatment in a benign lesion. Since Heidenhain was ... In 1929 Fried left Worms for a senior position in the newly established Radiology and X-ray Treatment Department in the Breslau ...
"New radiation treatment saves cancer-stricken rhinoceros". Atom Watch News. Retrieved 9 August 2012. UC, Regents. "Physicians ...
He elected not to undertake radiation treatments. As Armstrong had done before him, Tkach named a successor to become pastor ... encouraging members to seek proper treatment while retaining faith in God as a healer. Another officially published doctrinal ...
She completed radiation treatments in May 2018. Official Congressional Directory. Government Printing Office. p. 75. Woolen, ...
Medical treatments, like radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Genetic diseases, like Klinefelter syndrome, Chédiak-Higashi ... Treatment depends on whether the lymphoma is slow- or fast-growing and if it is in one area or many areas. Treatments may ... Radiation and some chemotherapy, however, increase the risk of other cancers, heart disease, or nerve problems over the ... The traditional treatment of NHL includes chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and stem-cell transplants. There have also been ...
Post-surgical radiation treatment may decrease recurrence. There has also been variable success in preventing recurrence by ... Options for intervention include radiation therapy, cryosurgery, treatment with collagenase clostridium histolyticum, or ... Recently successful treatment of Ledderhose with cryosurgery (also called cryotherapy) has been reported.[citation needed] ...
Arndt KA, Paul BS, Stern RS, Parrish JA (1983). "Treatment of pityriasis rosea with UV radiation". Archives of Dermatology. 119 ... Evidence for specific treatment is limited. About 1.3% of people are affected at some point in time. It most often occurs in ... It usually lasts less than three months and goes away without treatment. Sometimes malaise or a fever may occur before the ... The condition usually resolves on its own, and treatment is not required. Oral antihistamines or topical steroids may be used ...
Treatment strategies are different for each subtype and detailed treatment options are beyond the scope of this discussion. ... radiation, tumors, or traction. Primary cicatricial alopecias are further classified by the type of inflammatory cells that ... Treatment may then be stopped. Unfortunately, the cicatricial alopecias may reactivate after a quiet period and treatment may ... as well as laboratory tests that are needed before starting treatment and sometimes are monitored during treatment. The course ...
The process begins with the pre-treatment of a feedstock of natural gas entering the system to remove impurities such as H2S, ... If this mixture is within the flammable range, there is risk of ignition which would create fire and thermal radiation hazards ...
a) Misinterpreted natural course - the individual gets better without treatment. b) Placebo effect or false treatment effect - ... Some herbal remedies can cause dangerous interactions with chemotherapy drugs, radiation therapy, or anesthetics during surgery ... Treatment delay. Alternative medicine may discourage people from getting the best possible treatment.[169] Those having ... There are also reasons why a placebo treatment group may outperform a "no-treatment" group in a test which are not related to a ...
"Chapter 9 Occupational Exposure to Radiation]" (PDF). Radiation, People and the Environment. IAEA. pp. 39-42. Archived from the ... "PET Scans After Cancer Treatment , Choosing Wisely". www.choosingwisely.org. Retrieved 2019-04-01.. ... Information for Radiation Worker, Nuclear Regulatory Commission *^ Brix G; Lechel U; Glatting G; Ziegler SI; et al. (April 2005 ... The amount of radiation in 18F-FDG is similar to the effective dose of spending one year in the American city of Denver, ...
Pituitary radiation therapy is another option for treatment of postoperative persisting hypercortisolemia following ... TreatmentEdit. The first-line treatment of Cushing's disease is surgical resection of ACTH-secreting pituitary adenoma; this ... One of the major complications of this treatment is progression of Nelson's syndrome which is caused by enhance level of tumor ... Ding D, Starke RM, Sheehan JP (May 2014). "Treatment paradigms for pituitary adenomas: defining the roles of radiosurgery and ...
"Clostridium Infections". Advances in Research and Treatment (2011 ed.). ScholarlyEditions. 9 January 2012. ISBN 9781464960130. ... The distinct lineages of this radiation are usually kept separate due to non-overlapping ranges and behavioural cues, but have ... "Phylogenetics of a recent radiation in the mallards and allies (Aves: Anas): inferences from a genomic transect and the ...
High-dose corticosteroids such as prednisone are a standard treatment; however this immuno-suppressive treatment often leads to ... p. 96, "Radiation doses were intense, being estimated at 205, 320, 410, 415, 422, and 433 rem. Of the six persons present, one ... This treatment also has an immunosuppressive effect that prevents rejection of the HSC by the recipient's immune system. The ... Many recipients of HSCTs are multiple myeloma[10] or leukemia patients[11] who would not benefit from prolonged treatment with ...
The great biological importance of photoreceptors is that they convert light (visible electromagnetic radiation) into signals ... and the study of the receptor offered potential as a new avenue to explore in trying to find treatments for blindness. It is in ...
listen)) is the science and practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.[4][5] The word "medicine" is ... Photobiology is the study of the interactions between non-ionizing radiation and living organisms. ... Addiction medicine deals with the treatment of addiction.. *Medical ethics deals with ethical and moral principles that apply ... The diagnosis and treatment may take only a few minutes or a few weeks depending upon the complexity of the issue. ...
There is a wide range of ways to measure treatment outcomes.[90] Chiropractic care, like all medical treatment, benefits from ... Committee to Assess Health Risks from Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing Radiation, Board on Radiation Effects Research, U.S. ... "Non-invasive physical treatments for chronic/recurrent headache". Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (3): CD001878. doi: ... "Chiropractic treatment available on NHS in Cornwall". BBC. August 13, 2013. Retrieved August 18, 2013.. ...
By 1556 Georgius Agricola's treatment of mining and smelting of ore, De Re Metallica, included a detailed description of ... "Dowsing can be interfered with by radio frequency radiation". Pathophysiology. 19 (2): 89-94. PMID 22365422. doi:10.1016/j. ... as this one that were carried out in the 20th century could have been interfered with by man-made radio frequency radiation, as ...
diagnosis, prevention, monitoring, treatment or alleviation of disease,. *diagnosis, monitoring, treatment, alleviation of or ... The precipitant for change was a radiation therapy device (Therac-25) that overdosed patients because of software coding errors ... Treatment equipment includes infusion pumps, medical lasers and LASIK surgical machines.. *Life support equipment is used to ... Medical equipment (also known as armamentarium[77]) is designed to aid in the diagnosis, monitoring or treatment of medical ...
NIST Ionizing Radiation Division 2001 - Technical Highlights. physics.nist.gov *^ Emery, N.; et al. (2008). "Review: Synthesis ... Stampers, National Association of Drop Forgers and (1957). Metal treatment and drop forging.. ... Delacroix, D.; Guerre, J. P.; Leblanc, P.; Hickman, C. (2002). Radionuclide and Radiation Protection Data Handbook 2002 (2nd ed ... It is a strong emitter of gamma radiation. Caesium-137 has a very low rate of neutron capture and cannot be feasibly disposed ...
In standard external beam radiation therapy, multiple treatments of standard-dose "fractions" of radiation are applied to the ... Treatment may include some combination of surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy.[1] Anticonvulsant medication may be ... TreatmentEdit. When a brain tumor is diagnosed, a medical team will be formed to assess the treatment options presented by the ... Radiosurgery is a treatment method that uses computerized calculations to focus radiation at the site of the tumor while ...
Treatment[edit]. Treatments in nephrology can include medications, blood products, surgical interventions (urology, vascular or ... Many diseases affecting the kidney are systemic disorders not limited to the organ itself, and may require special treatment. ... A nephrologist is a physician who specializes in the care and treatment of kidney disease. Nephrology requires additional ... In some circumstances, kidney biopsy will also be used to monitor response to treatment and identify early relapse. ...
"Bizarre whale treatment for rheumatism revealed". The Sydney Morning Herald. 2014-03-30. Retrieved 2017-06-18.. ... "Radiation of Extant Cetaceans Driven by Restructuring of the Oceans". Systematic Biology. 58 (6): 573-585. doi:10.1093/sysbio/ ... National and international authorities have given special treatment to aboriginal hunters since their methods of hunting are ...
... in the form of pits sensitive to infrared radiation (heat). Such heat-sensitive pits are particularly well developed in the pit ... The cytotoxic effect of snake venom is being researched as a potential treatment for cancers.[147] ... but they underwent a great radiation event once they recovered, and today squamates make up the majority of living reptiles (, ...
1961). "Effects of Radiation Upon Hafnium Diboride".. Cite journal requires ,journal=. (help) ... Extreme heat treatment leads to greater oxidation resistance as well as improved mechanical properties such as fracture ... 2008). "Effects of heat treatments on oxidation resistance and mechanical properties of ultra high temperature ceramic coatings ...
Chemical peels for the treatment of acne, melasma, and sun damage. *Photodynamic therapy - for the treatment of skin cancer and ... Radiation therapy - although rarely practiced by dermatologists, many dermatologist continue to provide radiation therapy in ... Intralesional treatment - with steroid or chemotherapy.. *Laser therapy - for both the management of birth marks, skin ... This field specializes in the treatment of immune-mediated skin diseases such as lupus, bullous pemphigoid, pemphigus vulgaris ...
Treatment options for such advanced diseases are limited to systemic chemotherapy, radiation, and supportive care measures. ... Intrapleural perfusion of hyperthermic (heated) chemotherapy (ITH) is part of a surgical strategy employed in the treatment of ... Traditionally used in the treatment of malignant mesothelioma, a primary malignancy of the pleura, more recent application of ... a new approach for the treatment of thymic malignancies with pleural spread". The Annals of thoracic surgery. 72 (2): 366-70. ...
Heat treatment processes such as quenching and tempering can significantly change these properties, however. Cast Iron is ... that partly describe a body of matter or radiation. It states that the behavior of those variables is subject to general ...
cellular response to gamma radiation. • meiosis I. • replication fork processing. • cellular response to ionizing radiation. • ... "The BRC repeats in BRCA2 are critical for RAD51 binding and resistance to methyl methanesulfonate treatment". Proceedings of ... Chang JH, Hwang YH, Lee DJ, Kim DH, Park JM, Wu HG, Kim IA (2016). "MicroRNA-203 Modulates the Radiation Sensitivity of Human ... "Radiation-induced assembly of Rad51 and Rad52 recombination complex requires ATM and c-Abl". The Journal of Biological ...
"Roman Baths Treatment Centre". Images of England. Archived from the original on 15 June 2009. Retrieved 15 November 2006.. ... William Herschel, previously a clarinet player, of Bath discovered infrared radiation on 11 February 1800, and the planet ...
C4 plants are mainly grasses from tropical and subtropical regions, and are adapted to higher levels of radiation than C3 ... Blakey has argued that scientific or forensic treatments of human remains from archaeological sites construct a view of the ... There are ethical issues with bioarchaeology that revolve around treatment and respect for the dead. Large-scale skeletal ... New Perspectives on Human Sacrifice and Ritual Body Treatments in Ancient Maya Society. New York: Springer, 2007. Tung, Tiffiny ...
Cigarette smokers (about 15% of the US population) are usually addicted to nicotine.[106] After 7 days of nicotine treatment of ... It also protects DNA from getting destroyed by ultraviolet radiation of sun. ...
"George Harrison Receives Radiation Treatment". ABC News. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 2 April 2010.. ... was later acquitted of attempted murder on grounds of insanity and was detained for treatment in a secure hospital. He was ...
"Transparent Radiation" was awarded 'Single of the Week' by Sounds, and matched the previous single in reaching no. 29 on the ... In 2004, Spacemen 3's second studio album, The Perfect Prescription, was also given the special re-release treatment. The ... Whilst working on the album, "Transparent Radiation" - a cover of a song by the Red Crayola - was recorded, and released as a ... "Transparent Radiation", "Revolution", "Suicide", "Set Me Free", "Che" and "Let Me Down Gently" [Kember]; and "Take Me to the ...
The first experiment following this push for new developments in STD treatment and preventative measures were the Terre Haute ... Human radiation experiments. *J. Marion Sims. *Jesse Gelsinger. *Joseph Gilbert Hamilton. *Moore v. Regents of the University ... Thomas Parran, to further the knowledge of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and discover more viable treatment options in humans. ... Thomas Parran, to further the knowledge of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and discover more viable treatment options. In 1947, ...
Biogas can be recovered from mechanical biological treatment waste processing systems. Landfill gas, a less clean form of ... For instance, a series of physical and chemical treatments might be required to convert lignocellulosic biomass to liquid fuels ... which Briggs suggests can be grown on algae ponds at wastewater treatment plants.[18] This oil-rich algae can then be extracted ...
... radiation represents an evolving treatment modality for refractory tumors. ... While transsphenoidal microsurgery remains the initial treatment of choice for acromegaly, ... As more efficient forms of pituitary radiation develop, acromegaly treatment options may continue to change with radiation ... Radiation represents an evolving treatment modality for acromegaly that warrants consideration as an alternative to medical ...
In a cases of radiation exposure, it is not possible to reverse the effects of any damage caused to tissues. It may be possible ... Radiation Exposure Treatment. News-Medical. 24 August 2019. ,https://www.news-medical.net/health/Radiation-Exposure-Treatment. ... Radiation Exposure Treatment. News-Medical. https://www.news-medical.net/health/Radiation-Exposure-Treatment.aspx. (accessed ... Radiation Exposure Treatment. News-Medical, viewed 24 August 2019, https://www.news-medical.net/health/Radiation-Exposure- ...
Radiation therapy is one type of treatment available to some multiple myeloma patients. Learn more about the risks, ... After your radiation treatment, you may have:. *Red or peeling skin, blisters, or sensitive skin in the spot where radiation is ... Radiation Therapy for Multiple Myeloma. Articles OnMultiple Myeloma Treatment Procedures. Multiple Myeloma Treatment Procedures ... A doctor called a radiation oncologist will create your treatment plan.. Usually, youll need a series of these treatments. ...
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Learn how radiation therapy is used to treat testicular cancer with high-energy rays that destroy testicular cancer cells or ... The treatment is much like getting an x-ray, but the radiation is stronger. Radiation doesnt hurt. Before your treatments ... Radiation therapy, in which a machine sends radiation to a specific part of the body is known as external beam radiation. ... Radiation Therapy for Testicular Cancer. Radiation therapy uses a beam of high-energy rays (such as gamma rays or x-rays) or ...
... including internal and external radiation therapy, how radiation therapy is performed, side effects, risks, and more. ... WebMD explains the use of radiation therapy for prostate cancer, ... 3-D conformal radiation therapy uses CT-based treatment (CT is ... Will Radiation Therapy Make Me Tired?. Everyone has his or her own energy level, so radiation treatment will affect each person ... During your treatment, radiation must pass through your skin. You may notice some skin changes in the area exposed to radiation ...
Learn more about radiation types and side effects. ... Mesothelioma radiation therapy is a common treatment option ... Mesothelioma TreatmentRadiation Mesothelioma Radiation. Mesothelioma radiation therapy is a common treatment used to kill ... Learn About Radiation Treatment in our Free Guide Free Mesothelioma Treatment Guide How Radiation Treats Mesothelioma. ... Adjuvant Mesothelioma Radiation Therapy. Adjuvant treatment refers to secondary treatment. Adjuvant radiation therapy is ...
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... federal government to develop a stem cell-derived cellular treatment that protects against lethal radiation doses and radiation ... But no current treatment exists for radiation sickness, which is also known as acute radiation syndrome. ... New Treatment May Prevent Deadly Radiation Sickness. By Jeremy Hsu 23 March 2011. ... But certain death from a high dose of radiation may finally vanish with a stem cell-based cellular treatment that protects the ...
So, what if treatments are missed?. Well, at that point, then the preventative may not succeed at preventing the development ... Q: We keep our cats indoors but are still concerned about radiation from Japan. And since our cats are smaller than we are, ... It may also be effective if taken after radiation exposure. However, with no impending need, the pills might be taken for far ... Michael Kent, associate professor of radiation oncology at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. So far, the amount of ...
I have had radiation. Now that its over, I am wondering if I should take a vitamin, and if so, what would be a good vitamin ... Whats a good vitamin to take after radiation treatment?. Asked by Mary, North Carolina ... If you had radiation to the left breast (near where you heart is), you may also consider taking CoEnzyme Q10 60-100mg in a soft ... I have breast cancer and have been through surgery (lumpectomy). Most recently, I have had radiation. Now that its over, I am ...
... and they are important to evaluate prior to deciding between radiation and surgery, says urologist and surgeon Dr. David Samadi ... This can be the reality for patients who undergo radiation treatments and how it can decrease your confidence and overall ... Choosing surgery after radiation makes the surgery more complicated. Radiation destroys the surrounding healthy tissue causing ... We as men have all the control in the world to decide what form of treatment is best for us. Do you just want a quick fix that ...
My husband has an appointment in the morning with a radiation oncologist. When the surgeons office called they said they ... My husband has an appointment in the morning with a radiation oncologist. When the surgeons office called they said they ... Not familiar with it, but as someone likely to have radiation later this year, I will follow your progress closely. ... M.D. Anderson 2/12/08 Gleason 9 - CT Abdomin & Pelvis Clear Recommended Hormone&Radiation ...
Click here to learn how Moffitts lymphoma team incorporates radiation therapy into treatment plans. ... Radiation therapy is sometimes used to treat lymphoma. ... In most cases, radiation treatment is combined with other ... When is radiation therapy used to treat lymphoma?. The specific treatment regimen created for a patient, and whether or not it ... Radiation treatment is sometimes used to address lymphoma cells that have accumulated in a certain area of a patients body. ...
... : *Surface Guided Radiation Therapy (SGRT). Align RT®, a system for delivering surface guided ... The linear accelerator delivers radiation treatments with unparalleled precision and speed, reduces daily treatment times, ... Radiation therapy is a local treatment that affects cancer cells only in the treated area and is usually given daily over ... Prone Breast Radiation Therapy. Women requiring treatment for breast cancer may have the option to be treated in the prone ...
... delineate a therapeutic treatment length so that a therapeutic dose of radiation is delivered along the therapeutic treatment ... Methods and apparatuses for positioning a radiation source in vivo relative to radio-opaque markers on a catheter that ... 4 so that a therapeutic dose of radiation is delivered along the therapeutic treatment length. In one embodiment, the radiation ... RADIATION DELIVERY DEVICE. FIG. 16 illustrates one embodiment of a radiation delivery device for positioning a radiation source ...
Treatment Approach Considerations. Neurosarcoidosis has no known cure. Spontaneous remission has been observed, but long-term ... Neurosarcoidosis Treatment & Management. Updated: Dec 06, 2017 * Author: Gabriel Bucurescu, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Tarakad S ... Several recent reports have shown successful treatment with infliximab, [36, 37, 38] rituximab, [39] mycophenolate mofetil. [38 ... Treatment ranged from 4 weeks to 6 months. [41] Similarly, preliminary evidence suggests a possible benefit from infliximab in ...
Latest Radiation Oncology Treatment Waiting Times. The radiation treatment statistics for this last month show little change ... Latest Radiation Oncology Treatment Waiting Times. Friday, 30 November 2001, 2:33 pm. Press Release: Ministry of Health ... In Auckland, 69 patients had to wait longer than six weeks for radiation treatment in October compared with 43 in September.. A ... Oncology megavoltage radiation treatment waiting times as at 31, ,. , October 2001 , ,. ...
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  • A doctor called a radiation oncologist will create your treatment plan. (webmd.com)
  • is the chairman of urology and chief of robotic surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City and is a board-certified urologist and oncologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of urologic diseases, kidney cancer, bladder cancer and prostate cancer. (livescience.com)
  • My husband has an appointment in the morning with a radiation oncologist. (healingwell.com)
  • Our professional radiation oncology team and board certified radiation oncologist work closely together to develop an individualized radiation therapy treatment plan for each patient. (princetonhcs.org)
  • Once the simulation process is done, a radiation oncologist will make your treatment plan. (uhhospitals.org)
  • Your radiation oncologist will advise which radiation treatment is best for you. (cancernz.org.nz)
  • We're hoping that all centers with experience in treating mesothelioma will now look at this as another technique to put in their arsenal," radiation oncologist Dr. Kenneth Rosenzweig of the Mount Sinai Health System told Asbestos.com. (asbestos.com)
  • In inverse planning a radiation oncologist defines a patient's critical organs and tumour, after which a planner gives target doses and importance factors for each. (wikipedia.org)
  • Sometimes patients need a short break from treatment to recover from side effects, but this needs to be determined by the treating radiation oncologist. (oncolink.org)
  • It is much better for the radiation oncologist to make alterations in the treatment plan then to have the patient stop the therapy completely. (oncolink.org)
  • The radiation oncologist knows what type of therapy is best suited for you and your specific type of cancer. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Before actual radiation therapy begins your treatment has to be planned by your radiation oncologist. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Your radiation oncologist will develop a plan to deliver the radiation to the tumor area, shielding as much surrounding normal tissue as possible. (inova.org)
  • This is why it is extremely important to consult with a multidisciplinary team of experts in prostate cancer -- a surgeon, a radiation oncologist and, sometimes, a medical oncologist for the intermediate and high-risk cases -- to have a comprehensive evaluation and have, from the outset, the therapy program that is most likely to cure the patient. (go.com)
  • Dr. Richard Bakst, a radiation oncologist at Mount Sinai in New York City, said he's concerned about how well the technique compares to full-breast radiation. (healthday.com)
  • She's a radiation oncologist and breast cancer specialist at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne. (abc.net.au)
  • If you have been diagnosed with scleroderma and now breast cancer and are planning your treatment for breast cancer, you might want to talk to both your scleroderma doctor and your oncologist about this study. (breastcancer.org)
  • The results of our study suggest that DCIS patients can be safely treated with a shorter regimen of radiotherapy," Silvia Formenti, MD, senior author of the study and a radiation oncologist at New York University School of Medicine, said. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Radiation oncologist Alice Ho helped develop a treatment plan for breast cancer that covers a larger area without endangering the patient. (mskcc.org)
  • If you're targeting the chest wall and multiple nodes, it gets very complicated to design a way to treat the entire area safely," says Memorial Sloan Kettering radiation oncologist Alice Y. Ho. (mskcc.org)
  • We asked radiation oncologist Valerie Reed, M.D ., to explain some of the most common types of radiation therapy and how they are used. (mdanderson.org)
  • A special physics consult is when the physician planning the radiation therapy (radiation oncologist) requests a medical physicist for a special consultative report or for specific physics services to an individual. (unicare.com)
  • We know colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable cancers, thanks to early detection," says Dr. Jui-Lien "Lillian" Chou, Board Certified Radiation Oncologist and co-founder of Lubbock Cancer Center. (lubbockonline.com)
  • I did bleed several months after combined SBRT+IMRT and mentioned this to the radiation oncologist. (cancer.org)
  • Your first visit to radiation oncology is a consultation with the radiation oncologist and your care team including a resident physician and a registered nurse. (ucdavis.edu)
  • After simulation, you'll have a few days to a few weeks to relax while your radiation oncologist creates a unique plan of treatment taking into account your diagnosis, the type of radiation machine that will be used, the amount of radiation needed and the number of treatments to be given. (ucdavis.edu)
  • There are many different radiation therapy options, and the radiation oncologist will discuss with you the most appropriate plan. (ucdavis.edu)
  • When your course of treatment is completed, your radiation oncologist will need to see you for follow-up visits. (ucdavis.edu)
  • These results suggest that brachytherapy is extremely effective in curing localized prostate cancer for men aged 60 and younger," lead author Dr. Alice Ho, a radiation oncologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, said in a prepared statement. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Cellerant Therapeutics first considered CLT-008 as a way to boost the immune system of patients who receive radiation as part of chemotherapy for cancer. (livescience.com)
  • In most cases, radiation treatment is combined with other therapies, such as chemotherapy, because lymphoma develops in white blood cells (lymphocytes) and tends to travel through the immune system instead of remaining in a single area of the body. (moffitt.org)
  • For these reasons, a combination of radiation therapy and chemotherapy is usually the preferred treatment approach for early-stage lymphoma. (moffitt.org)
  • CHICAGO -- A chemotherapy regimen consisting of procarbazine, CCNU, and vincristine (PCV) administered following radiation therapy improved progression-free survival and overall survival in adults with low-grade gliomas, a form of brain cancer, when compared to radiation therapy alone. (eurekalert.org)
  • The trial, RTOG 9802, enrolled 251 patients with low-grade gliomas between October 1998 and June 2002 to address the role of chemotherapy following radiation treatment. (eurekalert.org)
  • Patients whose tumors respond well to chemotherapy may be considered for a radiation treatment to the brain called Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation (PCI) in which the entire brain receives radiation with the intent of stopping the spread of the disease. (cancercare.org)
  • Surgery, craniotomy, radiation and chemotherapy are used to treat brain cancer. (medindia.net)
  • Doctors can prescribe proton therapy alongside chemotherapy and surgery with fewer side effects than conventional radiation and less damage to healthy tissue. (pleuralmesothelioma.com)
  • Eighteen of those were ineligible because of chemotherapy complications, disease progression or refusal of either surgery or radiation therapy. (asbestos.com)
  • The other six were deemed unresectable and did not have surgery between chemotherapy and radiation. (asbestos.com)
  • When radiation treatment starts depends on if you've had chemotherapy. (healthline.com)
  • However, if the tumor is large or the cancer has spread to many lymph nodes or other parts of the body, treatments such as chemotherapy or hormonal therapy may be given first to shrink the cancer. (breastcancer.org)
  • Chemotherapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses drugs to destroy cancer cells. (novapublishers.com)
  • This might mean stopping chemotherapy that is being given with the radiation or going from twice a day to once-daily radiation therapy. (oncolink.org)
  • Common treatments for this disease include chemotherapy, surgery and radiation therapy . (asbestos.com)
  • Radiation therapy, along with chemotherapy and surgery, is one of the most important tools we use to treat cancer. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Radiation therapy may be used in conjunction with surgery or chemotherapy to treat cancer. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • I was then given six months of chemotherapy and six weeks of daily radiation. (abc.net.au)
  • The three most common treatments are surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. (knowcancer.com)
  • A physician may follow surgery with a combination of radiation and chemotherapy to kill any residual cancer cells that may be lingering after the surgery. (knowcancer.com)
  • Chemotherapy is the treatment of cancer using chemicals that cells, specifically those of micro-organisms or cancer. (knowcancer.com)
  • Radiation therapy is often used before and after surgery in conjunction with chemotherapy. (placidway.com)
  • Radiation therapy is still beneficial for women, especially for those who have the cancer in a certain area or those who are unable to complete a chemotherapy treatment. (placidway.com)
  • Chemotherapy treatments may also be given intravenously, most often at a clinic, hospital or doctor's office. (placidway.com)
  • The value of dose escalation when additional adjuvant treatments are being considered (eg, hormonal blockade, chemotherapy) remains unclear. (medscape.com)
  • Each patient received 25 radiation doses, with some getting chemotherapy as well. (mskcc.org)
  • Radiation therapy used alone or in combination with chemotherapy and/or surgery for the treatment of cancer can be extremely problematic and painful to the patient. (ijpc.com)
  • The combination of radiation and chemotherapy was not an easy one. (cancer.org)
  • The standard lung cancer treatment methods include the surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy. (onlinecancerguide.com)
  • The radiation therapy is often used in combination with surgery or chemotherapy or both in case of lung cancer treatment. (onlinecancerguide.com)
  • Chemotherapy is the most affective kind of lung cancer treatment. (onlinecancerguide.com)
  • The small cell type of lung cancer spread beyond the lungs making it highly impossible for treating through surgery thus chemotherapy, either alone or in combination with radiation therapy. (onlinecancerguide.com)
  • Chemotherapy method of treatment uses drugs to kill the disease. (onlinecancerguide.com)
  • Both high natural background radiation, such as powerful radiation from rocks, and medical radiation treatment can lead to resistance to radiotherapy and certain types of chemotherapy. (healthcanal.com)
  • Pettersen points out that there are different resistance levels to radiation and chemotherapy. (healthcanal.com)
  • In other words, she found the signal molecule that can turn sensitivity to radiation and toxins such as chemotherapy on and off. (healthcanal.com)
  • Radiation can be produced from a machine outside the body (external radiation) and directed right at the prostate or by putting materials that produce radiation (radioisotopes) through thin plastic tubes into the cancer -infected area (internal radiation or brachytherapy). (webmd.com)
  • There are two main types of mesothelioma radiation, including external beam radiation, which is the most common, and brachytherapy. (mesothelioma.com)
  • There are two main types of radiation therapy treatments for mesothelioma, including external beam radiation (EBRT) and brachytherapy, which is also referred to as internal beam radiation therapy (IBRT). (mesothelioma.com)
  • There are two kinds of radiation, external beam and brachytherapy, which involves radioactive material inside the prostate. (livescience.com)
  • Prostate brachytherapy procedures include high dose rate (HDR) treatment, delivered over several sessions, or low dose rate (LDR), which involves implanting permanent seeds in the prostate gland to release radiation over several months then becoming inactive. (princetonhcs.org)
  • Brachytherapy is a type of radiation treatment where a hollow instrument is inserted into the vagina and placed close to the cancer or where the cancer was. (cancernz.org.nz)
  • In New Zealand this treatment is likely to be high dose brachytherapy which means the dose is delivered over a short time (5 to 15 minutes) for each treatment. (cancernz.org.nz)
  • Many women will have brachytherapy (radiation treatment from the inside), after surgery ( adjuvant treatment ). (cancernz.org.nz)
  • Doctors usually recommend internal radiation, also called brachytherapy, when the goal is a high dose of radiation delivered internally to a small area, as in the treatment of breast or prostate cancer or cancers of the head and neck. (caring.com)
  • The root word brachy means "short distance," and brachytherapy can be thought of as concentrated radiation from a short distance. (caring.com)
  • Intracavity brachytherapy indicates that the doctor places the radiation into an existing cavity, while interstitial brachytherapy is the term for placing the radiation directly in tissue. (caring.com)
  • MammoSite brachytherapy is arelatively new procedure used to treat breast cancer in which radiation is delivered in the form of a balloon catheter. (caring.com)
  • Brachytherapy is the most common form of IORT, but for some types of cancer, doctors use external electron beam radiation immediately after surgery. (caring.com)
  • 2003 PMID 12829129 -- "High-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy with or without external beam radiotherapy in the treatment of primary vaginal carcinoma: long-term results and side effects. (wikibooks.org)
  • In radiotherapy, radiation treatment planning (RTP) is the process in which a team consisting of radiation oncologists, radiation therapist, medical physicists and medical dosimetrists plan the appropriate external beam radiotherapy or internal brachytherapy treatment technique for a patient with cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • Internal breast cancer radiation is also known as brachytherapy . (healthline.com)
  • Intracavitary brachytherapy is the most common type of internal breast cancer radiation. (healthline.com)
  • Our team of radiation oncologists are the most advanced and experienced in providing both High Dose Rate (HDR) and Low Dose Rate (LDR) Brachytherapy in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. (inova.org)
  • Brachytherapy is when the radiation source is placed inside your body. (rush.edu)
  • The main treatments for prostate cancer - surgery, brachytherapy (seed implants) and external beam radiation therapy - are all very effective at curing prostate cancer. (newswise.com)
  • Also known as brachytherapy, sealed source radiation therapy consists of implanting very tiny radioactive rods or "seeds" within one centimeter of the tumor. (knowcancer.com)
  • Internal radiation therapy - also known as brachytherapy, this type of internal radiation therapy involves the implantation of very small radioactive pellets in the location where the cancer is situated. (placidway.com)
  • Internal radiation , known as brachytherapy or partial-breast radiation, involves placing radioactive 'seeds' at the cancer site following surgery. (marshfieldclinic.org)
  • Brachytherapy is used for treatment of prostate , cervical , endometrial, vaginal and breast cancers . (mdanderson.org)
  • The radiation can be delivered outside the body (external-beam radiation), or inside the body near the cancer cells (internal radiation therapy or brachytherapy). (unicare.com)
  • Generally, a special physics consult is not required more than once per radiation therapy course or once per brachytherapy implant. (unicare.com)
  • Brachytherapy (also known as internal radiation): A type of radiation treatment used to stop the growth of cancer cells by implanting radioactive material directly into the tumor or into the surrounding tissues. (unicare.com)
  • Recommendations of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine on dosimetry, imaging, and quality assurance procedures for 90Y microsphere brachytherapy in the treatment of hepatic malignancies. (unicare.com)
  • This treatment may be delivered as a focused beam that is projected into the body (called external therapy) or in the form of radioactive materials placed at the site of the cancer through thin plastic tubes (called brachytherapy). (healthcommunities.com)
  • FRIDAY, Nov. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Radiation seed implants, known as brachytherapy, are just as effective for treating prostate cancer in men 60 and younger as they are for older men, a new study finds. (bio-medicine.org)
  • When younger men are diagnosed with localized prostate cancer, they should be presented with all viable treatment options, including brachytherapy. (bio-medicine.org)
  • The company develops sophisticated, state-of-the-art tools and treatment planning systems for radiation therapy, radiosurgery and brachytherapy, as well as workflow enhancing software systems across the spectrum of cancer care. (elekta.com)
  • Cases in which remission is not achieved with the use of somatostatin analogs are treated with pegvisomant if there is no mass effect on MR imaging, because the tumor growth that can occur with pegvisomant would be tolerated, or with radiation if there is mass effect on MR imaging. (medscape.com)
  • The therapist will aim a beam of radiation right where your bone's been damaged or where a tumor is. (webmd.com)
  • Radiation can help when a tumor is pressing on your spinal cord. (webmd.com)
  • I would probably try a couple to see how my animal tolerated the treatment, and also assess if it was shrinking the tumor. (medhelp.org)
  • Internal radiation therapy places radioactive implants directly into the tumor. (webmd.com)
  • A specific type of EBRT that is common for mesothelioma treatment is intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), which allows the radiologist to adjust the strength of radiation beams according to tumor size, location and other factors. (mesothelioma.com)
  • IMRT is also a three-dimensional radiation therapy, using a computerized machine that moves around the patient and creates radiation beams that conform to the tumor shape, allowing for intense beams to target malignant tissues with minimal damage to healthy cells. (mesothelioma.com)
  • Radiation can come from a machine (external radiation) or from a small container of radioactive material implanted directly into or near a tumor (internal radiation). (princetonhcs.org)
  • This supports Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) techniques that allow physicians to tailor each radiation beam to the exact shape of the tumor through the movement of more than 100 individual computer-controlled shields built into the machine. (princetonhcs.org)
  • TAMPA, Fla. - A personalized approach to cancer treatment has become more common over the last several decades, with numerous targeted drugs approved to treat particular tumor types with specific mutations or patterns. (eurekalert.org)
  • The research team combined the RSI with a model that is used to determine the effect of radiation dose on tumor and normal tissues to create a new radiation dose determining method called genomically-adjusted radiation dose (GARD). (eurekalert.org)
  • The goal of radiation is to kill the cancerous cells to both shrink a tumor and to prevent it from growing and spreading. (mdanderson.org)
  • A large machine points the radiation beams through your skin and right at the tumor. (uhhospitals.org)
  • Radiation should be aimed as precisely at the tumor as possible. (uhhospitals.org)
  • The Supreme Court announced today that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently finished radiation therapy to treat a tumor on her pancreas. (scotusblog.com)
  • The balloon is surgically placed where the tumor was removed, and seeds of radiation are delivered through the catheter into the balloon. (caring.com)
  • Intraoperative radiation therapy , or IORT, refers to radiation that's delivered to the area where a tumor was removed immediately following surgery. (caring.com)
  • Radiation can be done before a tumor is surgically removed in order to shrink it, or after surgery to catch stray cancer cells, or it can be used as a stand-alone therapy. (caring.com)
  • Standard radiation therapy , which has been in use in various forms for more than two decades, is a form of external radiation that uses large cross-firing beams from an X-ray machine or linear accelerator to target the tumor and the edge of surrounding tissue, sometimes called the margin. (caring.com)
  • Many hospitals now offer a variety of more advanced radiation techniques, such as 3-D conformal radiation therapy (known as 3D-CRT), in which MRIs and other computer imaging techniques are used to map the tumor three-dimensionally so that the beams of radiation can more closely match the outlines of the tumor and damage less of the surrounding tissue. (caring.com)
  • Treatment for brain tumor depends upon the patient age, stage of the disease, type and location. (medindia.net)
  • Both types of radiation damage the DNA within tumor cells, preventing cellular reproduction and causing cell death. (pleuralmesothelioma.com)
  • Radiation oncologists can use intensity modulation with both proton and traditional radiation therapy to control how much energy penetrates each tumor site. (pleuralmesothelioma.com)
  • We know that giving radiation after surgery makes it less likely for the tumor to come back, but it's very challenging to deliver it safely when the lung is still there," Rosenzweig said. (asbestos.com)
  • Beams of high-energy radiation are directed at the tumor. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Treatments are more precisely targeted to the tumor, sparing surrounding normal tissue. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • The radiation is better focused to areas that have some tumor left behind. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • When your cancerous or noncancerous tumor is being treated, you want the radiation to hit just that - the tumor. (inova.org)
  • IMRT is a form of radiation treatment that is often used when needing to deliver a high dose of radiation to target the tumor. (inova.org)
  • It is especially effective when the treatment area is located very close to a healthy organ that cannot tolerate much radiation, because the radiation beams conform with the shape of the tumor. (inova.org)
  • Before your radiation treatment begins, IGRT uses various imaging technologies that allow us to accurately locate the tumor. (inova.org)
  • With particular cancer diseases, as well as tumors such as those in the brain and eye, radioactive sources may need to be placed within the body temporarily while they deliver a specific dose of radiation to the tumor over a set time and then removed. (inova.org)
  • While many radiation treatments need to deliver a high dose of radiation to go deep and reach the tumor, that isn't always the case. (inova.org)
  • Surgery is the standard treatment for rectal cancer, however the removal of the tumor alone does not eliminate the risk of the cancer recurring in the same area. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • helps your doctor visualize the tumor with CT or MRI scans and then shapes multiple beams of radiation to fit the tumor's size and shape. (rush.edu)
  • uses 3-D CT images to determine the tumor's shape and focuses high radiation doses on the tumor. (rush.edu)
  • images the tumor during treatment and continuously adjusts the radiation beams so that a higher dose of radiation can be more precisely delivered to the tumor. (rush.edu)
  • VEGF-A expression in tumor cells was increased in two cases and decreased in three and did not correlate with treatment response. (nih.gov)
  • d, i) Fascin highlights a similar percentage of tumor cells before and after treatment. (nih.gov)
  • e, j) Smooth muscle actin labels vascular smooth muscle cells before and the majority of tumor cells after treatment. (nih.gov)
  • In this treatment modality, a surgeon removes as much of the tumor as possible, then administers chemotherapeutic drugs in high doses into the abdomen and the pelvis surface. (knowcancer.com)
  • Radiation therapy may be given before surgery to shrink a tumor, such as with bladder cancer. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • Recovery depends on the tumor site, the stage and grade of the cancer, and the amount of healthy tissue that is affected during treatment. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • The flipping is likely due to stress conditions present in the tumor micro-environment, and radiation increases the number of exposed phospholipids," said Dr. Thorpe. (innovations-report.com)
  • Once they induced more flipping with radiation, the researchers administered bavituximab, a monoclonal antibody that homes in on tumor vessels by selectively binding to the inside out phospholipids. (innovations-report.com)
  • Treating the mice with bavituximab and radiation therapy together reduced tumor growth by 80 percent and was more effective than administering either treatment by itself. (innovations-report.com)
  • As San Diego County's only provider of pediatric radiation oncology, we are experts in treating common and rare pediatric cancers, including brain tumors, Wilm's tumor, bone and soft tissue sarcomas, leukemia and solid tumors in almost all parts of the body. (ucsd.edu)
  • IMRT has been successfully used to treat tumors when the target area is readily identifiable at the initiation of daily treatments and the desired dose for optimum tumor control is significantly higher than the acceptable dose limits for adjacent normal tissue. (medscape.com)
  • The treatment is usually given to destroy any stray cancer cells that may have been left behind after a breast tumor is surgically removed. (mskcc.org)
  • The Mobetron is a mobile electron therapy unit used to deliver single radiation doses to a patient undergoing tumor excision. (uhhospitals.org)
  • In doing so, we can deliver radiation to the tumor bed without exposing other normal tissue to radiation. (uhhospitals.org)
  • In addition, IORT may improve local tumor control and help to avoid harmful radiation on surrounding healthy tissue. (uhhospitals.org)
  • Four types of radiation therapy are frequently used at MD Anderson when a tumor is close to sensitive organs. (mdanderson.org)
  • 3D conformal radiation therapy (3DCRT) uses three-dimensional scans to determine the exact shape and size of the tumor. (mdanderson.org)
  • Radiation beams are shaped by tiny metal leaves arranged to fit the tumor. (mdanderson.org)
  • Image guided radiation therapy (IGRT) tracks the tumor or implanted markers during radiation. (mdanderson.org)
  • Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) delivers multiple radiation beams directly on the tumor. (mdanderson.org)
  • This type of radiation is often used when the tumor is extremely close to surrounding normal organs. (mdanderson.org)
  • This focuses the highest dose of radiation on the tumor, while reducing radiation to healthy organs. (mdanderson.org)
  • Intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) is used to treat an exposed tumor during cancer surgery. (mdanderson.org)
  • PET scans, for example, use a radioactive dye to help doctors see tissues and organs, and some cancer treatments use radioactive compounds to target tumor cells. (kjrh.com)
  • 1) Advances in the delivery of radiation therapy, including image guidance and intensity-modulated radiation therapy, as well as advancements in diagnostic imaging, including high-resolution computed tomography scanning, magnetic resonance imaging, and positron emission tomography (PET), have allowed for accurate targeting and delivery of high doses of radiation to the tumor while minimizing the dose to the normal surrounding structures. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Given the significant role that radiation therapy has in most locally advanced HNSCCs, novel strategies are needed to optimize radiation treatments to achieve maximal tumor control while minimizing toxicity. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • At present, only clinical and pathologic parameters, such as those of the American Joint Committee on Cancer's tumor, lymph node, distant metastasis (TNM) staging (17-19) and tumor volume, (20-23) are used to make treatment decisions. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Because of radiation, I assume the tumor is inoperable. (cancer.org)
  • Tumor cells that are most resistant to radiation, including those that are hypoxic, at low pH, nutritionally deprived, and in S-phase, are precisely the cells that are most sensitive to hyperthermia. (wiley.com)
  • Armed with this information, we can recommend a course of treatment which is precisely targeted to the tumor. (lubbockonline.com)
  • Using PET and CT to guide treatment planning, we can more effectively target cancer cells so we can deliver higher radiation doses to the tumor and spare the normal cells around it. (lubbockonline.com)
  • To preserve functionality of the rectum, some rectal cancers may be treated with radiation to shrink or entirely eliminate the tumor prior to any surgery. (lubbockonline.com)
  • The high morbidity and mortality associated with acromegaly can be addressed with multiple treatment modalities, including surgery, medicines, and radiation therapy. (medscape.com)
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery, of which there are several forms, including Gamma Knife surgery, CyberKnife therapy, and proton beam therapy, offers slightly attenuated efficacy but achieves remission in less time and provides more precise targeting of the adenoma with better control of the dose of radiation received by adjacent structures such as the pituitary stalk, pituitary gland, optic chiasm, and cranial nerves in the cavernous sinus. (medscape.com)
  • Radiation represents an evolving treatment modality for acromegaly that warrants consideration as an alternative to medical therapy for tumors refractory to transsphenoidal surgery. (medscape.com)
  • [ 63 ] However, because these recommendations are not based on randomized clinical trials, further studies will likely be needed to definitively determine the role of radiation therapy in achieving the best long-term outcome for patients with acromegaly. (medscape.com)
  • Radiation therapy can ease the pain caused by multiple myeloma 's damage to your bones. (webmd.com)
  • When Do You Need Radiation Therapy? (webmd.com)
  • Radiation therapy uses a beam of high-energy rays (such as gamma rays or x-rays) or particles (such as electrons, protons, or neutrons) to destroy cancer cells or slow their growth. (cancer.org)
  • Radiation therapy, in which a machine sends radiation to a specific part of the body is known as external beam radiation . (cancer.org)
  • In general, radiation therapy is mainly used for patients with seminoma, which is very sensitive to radiation. (cancer.org)
  • Radiation therapy can affect nearby healthy tissue along with the cancer cells. (cancer.org)
  • Radiation therapy , also called X-ray therapy, uses high levels of radiation to kill prostate cancer cells or keep them from growing and dividing, while minimizing damage to healthy cells. (webmd.com)
  • See Radioactive Seed Implants for more about this type of radiation therapy for prostate cancer . (webmd.com)
  • External radiation therapy requires regular sessions (generally five days per weeks) during a period of about five to eight weeks. (webmd.com)
  • Good nutrition is an important part of recovering from the side effects of radiation therapy. (webmd.com)
  • He or she can help make sure that you are getting adequate nutrition during your radiation therapy. (webmd.com)
  • Mesothelioma radiation therapy is a common treatment used to kill cancer cells and prevent the cancer from spreading. (mesothelioma.com)
  • Radiation therapy for mesothelioma uses beams of radiation, like X-rays, to target cancer cells and damage their DNA. (mesothelioma.com)
  • Adjuvant radiation therapy is performed after surgery in an attempt to kill remaining cancer cells and prevent recurrence. (mesothelioma.com)
  • Surgery for Mesothelioma After Radiation Therapy (SMART) is a new type of radiation used prior to surgery. (mesothelioma.com)
  • A high dose of radiation therapy is administered, typically at a much higher dose than normal. (mesothelioma.com)
  • External beam radiation therapy for mesothelioma is a non-invasive procedure that uses intense radiation beams to target malignant tumors. (mesothelioma.com)
  • Such a therapy might even work up to several days after exposure to dangerous levels of radiation , according to Ram Mandalam, president and CEO of Cellerant Therapeutics. (livescience.com)
  • Therefore, while targeted treatments like radiation therapy can be helpful for treating large masses and swollen lymph nodes, systemic treatment is usually necessary for both Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. (moffitt.org)
  • When is radiation therapy used to treat lymphoma? (moffitt.org)
  • Radiation therapy is a local treatment that affects cancer cells only in the treated area and is usually given daily over several weeks. (princetonhcs.org)
  • Deep Inspiration Breath Hold (DIBH) is a technique to move the heart away from the breast during radiation therapy treatment, especially in patients with left sided breast cancer. (princetonhcs.org)
  • In addition, the TrueBeam ™ allows for Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), and supports techniques such as Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS), Stereotactic Radiation Therapy (SRT) and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) that deliver radiation with pinpoint precision to tumors in appropriate patients using only a few treatments to accomplish what used to require weeks of therapy to achieve, or required the use of specialized equipment. (princetonhcs.org)
  • The present invention relates to the field of intravascular radiation therapy. (google.com)
  • In particular, the present invention relates to an intravascular radiation therapy to inhibit restenosis of a vessel. (google.com)
  • Since the adverse effects of low-dose cranial irradiation are minimal, using radiation therapy may be prudent for patients whose disease is refractory to steroids or who have had adverse responses to high-dose steroids. (medscape.com)
  • However, this same personalized strategy has not translated to radiation therapy, and a one-size-fits-all approach for most patients is still common practice. (eurekalert.org)
  • Radiation therapy is part of the standard treatment approach for breast cancer, but the dose administered to most patients is largely the same. (eurekalert.org)
  • In a new study published this month in EBioMedicine , Moffitt researchers validated the use of the GARD model in two separate groups of triple-negative breast cancer patients treated with radiation therapy from Europe (N=58) and the Total Cancer Care® program at Moffitt (N=55). (eurekalert.org)
  • These findings build on results published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology in 2012 which showed that PCV given with radiation therapy at the time of initial diagnosis prolongs progression free-survival but not overall survival. (eurekalert.org)
  • Regardless of where radiation fits into your cancer treatment plan, you may have questions about what you'll experience during radiation therapy . (mdanderson.org)
  • Advances in radiation therapy allow us to pinpoint cancerous cells with amazing accuracy. (mdanderson.org)
  • Also, keep in mind that if you receive external radiation therapy or even some types of internal radiation, you won't be radioactive or a hazard to anyone else. (mdanderson.org)
  • During radiation therapy, some patients experience changes in taste and smell, and find that some foods they normally enjoy don't taste the same. (mdanderson.org)
  • Like all aspects of cancer care, radiation therapy differs from patient to patient, depending on the disease. (mdanderson.org)
  • Radiation therapy is a type of cancer treatment. (uhhospitals.org)
  • Radiation therapy kills cancer cells with high-energy X-rays, gamma rays, or charged particles. (uhhospitals.org)
  • What are the different types of radiation therapy? (uhhospitals.org)
  • Radiation therapy is given through different ways. (uhhospitals.org)
  • This therapy is often used with other treatments. (uhhospitals.org)
  • The types of radiation therapy are described below. (uhhospitals.org)
  • In some cases, both types of radiation therapy are used. (uhhospitals.org)
  • as an additional therapy (this is called adjuvant treatment ). (cancernz.org.nz)
  • On August 5, Ginsburg began a three-week course of radiation therapy, which she finished today. (scotusblog.com)
  • Approximately 30-40% of patients develop a deterioration of visual acuity within 5 years after treatment of uveal melanoma using radiation therapy and TTT due to radiation retinopathy (Shields 2002, Bartlema 2003). (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • By administration of either Lucentis® or Triamcinolone® we hope to treat complications of radiation therapy, by demonstrating a statistically significant improvement in visual acuity and a reduced amount of macular edema and vascular leakage. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • In conclusion, we hope to provide evidence for a new therapy in patients with retinopathy, due to radiation in uveal melanoma. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • What Is Radiation Therapy? (caring.com)
  • Help someone with cancer make sense of the confusing world of radiation therapy. (caring.com)
  • When it comes to helping someone with cancer make treatment decisions, radiation therapy is one of the most difficult areas to understand and cope with. (caring.com)
  • Radiation therapy procedures are highly technical, which makes some of the concepts downright intimidating. (caring.com)
  • For help discussing these options with the doctor, see 15 Questions to Ask About Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer . (caring.com)
  • External radiationcovers all types of therapy in which radiation is beamed into the body from an outside source, most often an X-ray machine or linear accelerator. (caring.com)
  • If the person you're caring for has thyroid cancer or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, the doctor may recommend systemic radiation therapy , which is overall radiation that travels throughout the body. (caring.com)
  • Treatment with proton therapy is a safe and effective radiation option for mesothelioma patients, but availability is limited. (pleuralmesothelioma.com)
  • Proton therapy is a type of anti-cancer radiation therapy that allows for greater precision than traditional options, plus reduced side effects. (pleuralmesothelioma.com)
  • The advanced technology of proton radiation therapy allows physicians to precisely map the mesothelial surface and deliver treatment at exact angles. (pleuralmesothelioma.com)
  • While currently only available at specialized cancer treatment centers, proton therapy can replace traditional radiation in a multimodal treatment plan for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). (pleuralmesothelioma.com)
  • Due to the reduced risk of complications, proton therapy is also a suitable treatment for patients with late-stage or end-stage disease. (pleuralmesothelioma.com)
  • Proton therapy can improve survival when combined with other treatments. (pleuralmesothelioma.com)
  • Radiation oncologists prescribe proton therapy in cycles of up to eight weeks, but the length of treatment depends on the dose of radiation prescribed. (pleuralmesothelioma.com)
  • Treatment clinics schedule a simulation session and consultation before patients undertake proton therapy. (pleuralmesothelioma.com)
  • The advancements of proton therapy offer substantial benefits over conventional radiation therapy options. (pleuralmesothelioma.com)
  • Traditional radiation releases a significant amount of energy at the point of entry, causing skin irritation and more noticeable side effects than proton therapy. (pleuralmesothelioma.com)
  • Physicians can more easily integrate proton therapy into a multimodal treatment plan for mesothelioma due to a decreased risk of complications and side effects. (pleuralmesothelioma.com)
  • After a decade of refinement, a small number of mesothelioma specialty centers now are using intensity-modulated pleural radiation therapy (IMPRINT) as part of the recent advancements in multidisciplinary treatments. (asbestos.com)
  • 2016, June 20).Phase II Study of Hemithoracic Intensity-Modulated Pleural Radiation Therapy (IMPRINT) As Part of Lung-Sparing Multimodality Therapy in Patients With Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma. (asbestos.com)
  • 1970-2000) PMID 15850914 -- "Definitive radiation therapy for squamous cell carcinoma of the vagina. (wikibooks.org)
  • Treatment simulations are used to plan the geometric, radiological, and dosimetric aspects of the therapy using radiation transport simulations and optimization. (wikipedia.org)
  • For intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), this process involves selecting the appropriate beam type (which may include photons, electrons and protons), energy (e.g. 6, 18 megaelectronvolt (MeV) photons) and physical arrangements. (wikipedia.org)
  • Local treatments such as surgery and radiation therapy are given to treat the invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC) itself and any nearby areas that may be affected by cancer, such as the chest and lymph nodes. (breastcancer.org)
  • A significant risk of suffering from permanent neurocognitive adverse effects may be found in children who undergo brain radiation therapy. (medindia.net)
  • Researchers at the University of Gothenburg's Sahlgrenska Academy have used a model study to test newer radiation therapy techniques which could reduce these harmful adverse effects. (medindia.net)
  • The researchers based their study on a number of paediatric patients who had undergone conventional radiation treatment for medulloblastoma, a form of brain tumour that almost exclusively affects children, and simulated treatment plans using proton therapy techniques and newer photon therapy techniques. (medindia.net)
  • The results show that the risk of neurocognitive adverse effects can be reduced significantly using the new radiation treatment techniques, particularly proton therapy. (medindia.net)
  • This could mean a better quality of life for children who are forced to undergo brain radiation therapy," says Malin Blomstrand. (medindia.net)
  • Used alone or with hormone therapy, radiation can be a viable option for men at any stage of prostate cancer. (harvard.edu)
  • But an in-between option might be a better choice for men who do not want the anxiety of wait-and-see or the physical hardship of surgery: radiation therapy. (harvard.edu)
  • Radiation therapy (also called radiotherapy) is a cancer treatment that uses high doses of radiation to kill cancer cells and stop them from spreading. (novapublishers.com)
  • This book provides facts about radiation therapy and side effects and describes how patients can care for themselves during and after treatment. (novapublishers.com)
  • Excessive delays to completing therapy once started can decrease the effectiveness of this treatment substantially. (oncolink.org)
  • Radiation therapy is used for some cancer and non-cancerous conditions. (patientslikeme.com)
  • A new study of a high-dose radiation treatment option known as hemithoracic radiation therapy brings hope of increased survival rates for mesothelioma patients. (asbestos.com)
  • This method utilized a technique known as intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). (asbestos.com)
  • With targeted beams of energy, radiation therapy zeroes in on cancerous cells while sparing as much healthy tissue around it as possible. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Radiation therapy is a form of cancer treatment that uses radiation (strong beams of energy) to kill cancer cells or keep them from growing and dividing. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Doctors who specialize in radiation therapy - who are called radiation oncologists- determine the optimum doses for specific types of cancer that maximize effectiveness and minimize any harm to healthy tissues. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • External beam radiation therapy (EBRT) is the most common form of radiation therapy. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • External radiation therapy is usually given five days a week for one to eight weeks, depending on the cancer. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Intensity modulated radiotherapy provides even more precise radiation therapy. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) allows for radiation to be delivered at the time of surgery, which may help avoid the need for external radiation later. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • In some cases internal radiation therapy is as effective in treating cancer as external. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • What happens before radiation therapy? (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Radiation therapy is the use of high-energy X-rays, electrons or other sources of radiation to treat diseases - usually cancer. (inova.org)
  • Radiation therapy works by damaging the genetic material within cancer cells. (inova.org)
  • What is Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)? (inova.org)
  • We often use IGRT along with Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) to ensure the most precise and accurate radiation treatment. (inova.org)
  • The findings in two articles published in this week´s edition of The Lancet , indicate that high quality surgery following a short period of radiation therapy is the best treatment for patients with operable rectal cancer . (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Radiation Therapy Treatment Effects is a practical guide to common and uncommon toxicities which occur related to radiation therapy. (springerpub.com)
  • Other important chapters consist of topics such as radiation toxicity management in children, systemic effects of radiation therapy, radioprotection for radiation therapy, risk and prevention of radiation-induced cancers, challenges and approaches to cancer survivorship and how to maximize cancer patient wellness after radiation therapy. (springerpub.com)
  • This evidence-based handbook of radiation therapy side effects is an invaluable reference for the daily management of cancer patients and survivors. (springerpub.com)
  • Prostate surgery after radiation therapy -- also called salvage prostatectomy -- can be performed, but it has the caveat of having a much higher complication rate than when performed in a patient who's not been irradiated before. (go.com)
  • But then her doctor offered her another option -- more focused and frequent radiation therapy over just five days. (healthday.com)
  • Advances in early detection and radiation therapy led White and her colleagues to ask if a shorter, more intense round of treatment might do just as well in women whose breast cancer had been caught early. (healthday.com)
  • But in a certain group of women who were at very low risk -- over age 50, with hormone-sensitive tumors and lymph nodes showing no signs of the cancer spreading -- the partial-radiation therapy performed just as well as traditional treatment, White said. (healthday.com)
  • White believes that accelerated partial-breast radiation therapy should be offered as an option for women like Lybarger. (healthday.com)
  • External beam radiation therapy uses a machine to direct radiation at a specific part of your body. (rush.edu)
  • synchronizes radiation therapy with a patient's breathing. (rush.edu)
  • The capabilities offered by modern radiation therapy units and the widespread availability of combined PET/CT scanners stimulated the development of biological PET imaging-guided radiation therapy treatment planning with the aim to produce highly conformal radiation dose distribution to the tumour. (springer.com)
  • Papiez L, Langer M. On probabilistically defined margins in radiation therapy. (springer.com)
  • The researchers conclude that these SNPs may affect genes that sensitize a patient to developing erectile dysfunction when exposed to radiation during therapy. (newswise.com)
  • Lumpectomy and radiation therapy are common treatments for early-stage breast cancer. (breastcancer.org)
  • Many doctors believe that people diagnosed with scleroderma should not receive radiation therapy because the radiation can cause more hardening and tightening of the skin, lungs, and other organs in the treatment area. (breastcancer.org)
  • There also was no real difference in Rodnan skin scores between women who were treated with radiation therapy and women who didn't receive radiation. (breastcancer.org)
  • These data suggest to us that the decision about whether to proceed with radiation therapy should involve a multidisciplinary discussion between the treating rheumatologist, medical and radiation oncologists, breast surgeon, and patient, factoring in each patient's preferences and tolerance for risk. (breastcancer.org)
  • Strategies for Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning provides radiation oncologists, physicists, and dosimetrists with a step-by-step guide to implementing external beam treatment plans that meet clinical requirements for each major disease site. (springerpub.com)
  • To overcome challenges associated with each step, leading experts at the Cleveland Clinic have consolidated their knowledge and experience of treatment planning techniques, potential pitfalls, and other difficulties to develop quality plans across the gamut of clinical scenarios in radiation therapy. (springerpub.com)
  • Essential for all radiation therapy team members, including trainees, this book is for those who wish to learn or improve their treatment planning skills and understand the different treatment planning processes, plan evaluation, and patient setup. (springerpub.com)
  • Radiation therapy may be used as a curative or palliative treatment modality. (knowcancer.com)
  • Radiation therapy uses high energy rays, such as X-rays, to destroy cancer cells and shrink tumors in different parts of the body. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • Side effects from radiation therapy are a problem. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • And with new technology, people getting radiation therapy have fewer problems than in the past. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • Fractionated radiation therapy. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • For example, radiation therapy that normally takes 5 weeks could be given in 3 weeks. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • Radiation therapy may be given when a person with cancer is not well enough for other treatment, such as surgery. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • Radiation therapy is also used in palliative care for advanced or metastatic cancer. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • This kind of radiation therapy is used mostly in clinical trials. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • This therapy uses monoclonal antibodies to deliver radiation directly to cancer cells. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • Damage to normal cells during radiation therapy may cause side effects. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • Skin changes are common with radiation therapy. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • Good skin care is important during radiation therapy. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • Combining radiation therapy with a drug that helps destroy blood vessels nourishing malignant tumors has been shown in mice to be significantly more effective in treating lung cancer than either approach alone, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found. (innovations-report.com)
  • About 30 percent of all lung-cancer patients receive radiation and, in this animal model of lung cancer, we found that this monoclonal anitbody improves the efficacy of radiation therapy without the toxicity seen in other chemotherapeutic drugs," said Dr. Thorpe. (innovations-report.com)
  • Because Peregrine is already testing bavituximab in cancer patients, Dr. Thorpe said he expects new clinical trials using a combination of bavituximab and radiation therapy to start soon. (innovations-report.com)
  • The new paradigm for the treatment of prostate cancer from Urology includes drug therapy, surgery and radiation. (emaxhealth.com)
  • Conclusion: Voice-related quality of life is better in larynx cancer patients who are treated with chemo-radiation therapy than those who have their voice box removed. (innovations-report.com)
  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is a type of external beam radiation therapy and the most commonly used approach for our pediatric patients. (ucsd.edu)
  • When needed, we use X-rays or CT scans, known as image guidance radiation therapy (IGRT), to precisely locate cancerous cells. (ucsd.edu)
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is an advanced type of external radiation therapy that delivers very precise and intense doses of radiation. (ucsd.edu)
  • Learn more about the types of radiation therapy offered at UC San Diego Health. (ucsd.edu)
  • For cases where bone cancer can't be removed through surgical procedures, radiation therapy is often used to help control and reduce symptoms such as pain and spread of the cancerous tissue. (placidway.com)
  • Radiation therapy is also ideal for those cancers centralized in the abdomen, as well as those who have a recurring case of ovarian cancer. (placidway.com)
  • How Much Does Radiation Therapy Cost? (placidway.com)
  • Cost for radiation therapy may depend on where the cancer is located, what process is used to treat it, and how many 'sessions' you need. (placidway.com)
  • For example, a woman diagnosed with endometrial cancer requiring a 5-day a week, 5-week long radiation therapy process may pay roughly $60,000 in the U.S. A man seeking treatment for prostate cancer may have to pay around $15,000 . (placidway.com)
  • Radiation therapy (also radiotherapy or radiation oncology , sometimes abbreviated to XRT) is the medical use of ionizing radiation as part of cancer treatment to control malignant cells (not to be confused with radiology, the use of radiation in medical imaging and diagnosis). (medicalxpress.com)
  • It is used as palliative treatment (where cure is not possible and the aim is for local disease control or symptomatic relief) or as therapeutic treatment (where the therapy has survival benefit and it can be curative). (medicalxpress.com)
  • Radiotherapy is used for the treatment of malignant tumors (cancer), and may be used as the primary therapy. (medicalxpress.com)
  • Radiation therapy is commonly applied to the cancerous tumour. (medicalxpress.com)
  • Adhesions that form due to radiation therapy can cause moderate to severe pain or dysfunction. (clearpassage.com)
  • Radiation therapy can cause massive scarring or adhesions deep in the body. (clearpassage.com)
  • Radiation therapy, frequently prescribed to treat cancer, can cause adhesions (internal scars) to form in the body. (clearpassage.com)
  • Radiation therapy adhesions act like a very strong glue, adhering the irradiated tissues to nearby organs, muscles, bones and connective tissues. (clearpassage.com)
  • Our work, the Wurn Technique ® , was developed by physical therapist Belinda Wurn and her therapist husband, Larry, over 20 years ago, to treat the adhesions that formed in Belinda's body after she underwent surgery and radiation therapy to her pelvis. (clearpassage.com)
  • The radiation therapy helped cure Belinda's cancer, but left her with adhesions that caused unexplained pain and organ dysfunction in various parts of her body. (clearpassage.com)
  • Other than pain-masking drugs, we are not aware of other options for people who suffer from pain after radiation therapy. (clearpassage.com)
  • What is the role of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) in the treatment of prostate cancer? (medscape.com)
  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) can achieve tightly conformal dose distributions with the use of nonuniform radiation beams. (medscape.com)
  • Implicit in the name of this form of therapy is the concept that the intensity of the radiation beam changes throughout the course of therapy. (medscape.com)
  • Comparative analysis of prostate-specific antigen free survival outcomes for patients with low, intermediate and high risk prostate cancer treatment by radical therapy. (medscape.com)
  • From radiation therapy to clinical trials to check-ins with your doctor, your care is made as convenient as possible. (mskcc.org)
  • Radiation therapy for breast cancer can be a double-edged sword. (mskcc.org)
  • This is a challenging task, even with an advanced method like intensity-modulated radiation therapy, or IMRT, which targets tumors using multiple beams at different angles and intensities. (mskcc.org)
  • The Department of Radiation Oncology at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland, Ohio, boosts cancer treatment with Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT). (uhhospitals.org)
  • Severe weight loss and dehydration during radiation treatment is common, particularly if you are undergoing therapy for cancers of the head and neck. (livestrong.com)
  • Nausea and vomiting are common side effects of radiation therapy and other cancer medications. (livestrong.com)
  • Oncology device developer BioProtect has raised $3.5 million to support the development of its BioProtect minimally invasive balloon implant designed to reduce rectal toxicity during prostate cancer radiation therapy. (massdevice.com)
  • BioProtect's biodegradable balloon implant is indicated for prostate cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy. (massdevice.com)
  • Radiation therapy, which uses high-energy beams, is an effective and efficient means of fighting breast cancer. (marshfieldclinic.org)
  • One of the main benefits of radiation therapy is reducing the chance of the cancer reoccurring. (marshfieldclinic.org)
  • By some estimates, radiation therapy can reduce the risk of reoccurrence by up to 70 percent for some patients. (marshfieldclinic.org)
  • Radiation therapy following surgery improves the chances that the cancer will not return. (marshfieldclinic.org)
  • External radiation is the most commonly used form of therapy. (marshfieldclinic.org)
  • Your doctor will determine the best method and duration of radiation therapy for your particular situation. (marshfieldclinic.org)
  • You may receive some types of internal radiation therapy on an outpatient basis, while other methods may require you to remain in the hospital. (marshfieldclinic.org)
  • Researchers are studying internal radiation therapy to determine if it is as effective as external radiation therapy. (marshfieldclinic.org)
  • The treatment is normally shorter in duration than external therapy, often one week as opposed to seven weeks. (marshfieldclinic.org)
  • Your doctor will determine if your cancer treatment will benefit from internal radiation therapy. (marshfieldclinic.org)
  • The side effects of radiation therapy vary depending on the type of procedure used, however skin irritation at the radiation site is the most common side effect. (marshfieldclinic.org)
  • To effectively treat prostate cancer, doctors need an accurate view (via X-rays) of the prostate gland during radiation therapy. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Patients will be allowed to go home the same day of the procedure, which will be followed by a seven-week course of standard radiation therapy. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • While placement of the fiducial markers has no direct therapeutic benefit for the patient, intraprostatic radiopaque fiducial markers (placed under ultrasound) have shown value in assessing daily setup errors and off-line organ motion during external beam radiation therapy for prostate cancer. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • In this way, prostate cancer patients who are receiving external-beam radiation therapy may benefit from participation. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Radiation therapy is one of the most common forms of cancer treatment. (mdanderson.org)
  • Volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) uses multiple radiation beams of different intensities. (mdanderson.org)
  • Radioactivity was detected on the oven, vacuum filter and bone crusher of an Arizona crematory where a deceased man who'd received radiation therapy was incinerated, according to a new case report. (kjrh.com)
  • Recent findings from the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) 0129 trial demonstrated that patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) that is positive for human papillomavirus (HPV) had significantly improved overall survival and progression-free survival, whereas HPV-negative OPSCCs treated with primary radiation therapy and cisplatin had significantly reduced locoregional control and overall survival. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • This review will discuss the current understanding of molecular determinants of response to radiation therapy in HNSCC. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • The adverse effects of radiation therapy include dryness, itching, peeling, or blistering of the skin. (ijpc.com)
  • The UCLA Department of Radiation Oncology utilizes a state-of-the-art Positron Emission Tomography CT scanner (PET/CT) for the planning of your radiation therapy when it is appropriate. (uclahealth.org)
  • This document addresses the use of special treatment procedures and work performed by a qualified medical physicist to address a specific question or problem related to a complex radiation therapy plan. (unicare.com)
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). (unicare.com)
  • Radiation therapy uses high-energy radiation to shrink tumors and kill cancer cells. (unicare.com)
  • A treatment plan is developed which includes the type of radiation therapy that should be used, the frequency and doses. (unicare.com)
  • When there is extra planning and monitoring effort by the physician involved in the use of special radiation therapy procedures, this is referred to as special treatment procedure. (unicare.com)
  • Radiation therapy: Treatment with high energy radiation from X-rays or other sources of radiation. (unicare.com)
  • The study was designed to assess absolute improvement in the 2-year disease-free survival rate compared with the short-term androgen suppression arm in Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) study 92-02. (wiley.com)
  • Radiation therapy uses high-dose X-rays to kill cancer cells. (onlinecancerguide.com)
  • Targeted therapy is the other method of lung cancer treatment which uses medications or antibodies to block growth factors that allow some cancers to grow. (onlinecancerguide.com)
  • Radiation therapy involves using high-energy x-rays to shrink tumors and destroy cancer cells. (healthcommunities.com)
  • Radiation therapy is used often as follow-up (adjuvant) treatment to destroy cancer cells that remain in the body after a radical or partial nephrectomy. (healthcommunities.com)
  • We want to provide you and your loved ones with additional information to help you navigate the process of radiation therapy. (ucdavis.edu)
  • If it is determined that you will start radiation therapy, there are many steps in preparation for your start date. (ucdavis.edu)
  • A full course of therapy may take several weeks, while other treatments may be one day or just a few days. (ucdavis.edu)
  • The SL25 digital linear accelerator had reliably delivered over 160,000 therapy treatments to more than 10,000 patients. (elekta.com)
  • The integration of this technology in the Elekta Synergy gantry enables physicians to perform imaging with the patient in the treatment position at the time of treatment, to optimize patient setup before therapy. (elekta.com)
  • However, according to Javier Torres-Roca, M.D., senior member of Moffitt's Department of Radiation Oncology, "a true genomic approach to personalize radiotherapy dose has not yet been undertaken. (eurekalert.org)
  • Our analyses provide the first proposed range for optimal radiotherapy dose at an individual patient level in triple-negative breast cancer and proposes a significant number of patients can be treated with lower doses of radiotherapy while still maintaining high levels of local control," said Kamran Ahmed, M.D., assistant member of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Moffitt and lead author of the study. (eurekalert.org)
  • An introduction to the Department of Radiation Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital. (massgeneral.org)
  • Dr. Wright is also the Director of the Breast Cancer Program in the Department of Radiation Oncology. (springer.com)
  • It is plausible that the crematory operator was exposed while cremating other human remains," Dr. Nathan Yu of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix and his co-authors wrote in the case report, published Tuesday in JAMA. (kjrh.com)
  • Stay connected with what's happening at UC Davis Health and the Department of Radiation Oncology. (ucdavis.edu)
  • Before your treatments start, the medical team will take careful measurements to determine the correct angles for aiming the radiation beams and the proper dose of radiation. (cancer.org)
  • Depending on the dose of radiation you receive, you may notice a loss of hair or decreased perspiration within the treated area. (webmd.com)
  • But certain death from a high dose of radiation may finally vanish with a stem cell-based cellular treatment that protects the human body when it is most defenseless. (livescience.com)
  • Methods and apparatuses for positioning a radiation source in vivo relative to radio-opaque markers on a catheter that delineate a therapeutic treatment length so that a therapeutic dose of radiation is delivered along the therapeutic treatment length. (google.com)
  • 5. The catheter of claim 1 wherein said therapeutic treatment length is the region in which a therapeutic dose of radiation is delivered. (google.com)
  • 6. The catheter of claim 5 wherein a therapeutic dose of radiation is at least the minimum amount of radiation that will effectively reduce restenosis when delivered to a prescribed location of vessel. (google.com)
  • 7. The catheter of claim 1 , wherein said distal marker is spaced a distance proximal to a position of said lumen, said distance being at least a distal length of said radiation source in which a sub-therapeutic dose of radiation is delivered. (google.com)
  • a proximal marker and a distal marker attached to said elongate, tubular member, wherein said proximal and distal markers are spaced apart along said elongate, tubular member so as to define a therapeutic treatment length, said distal marker being spaced a distance proximal to said dead-end lumen, said distance being at least the distal length of the radiation source in which a sub-therapeutic dose of radiation is delivered. (google.com)
  • A high dose of radiation is given inside the body. (uhhospitals.org)
  • Internal radiation lets you get a higher dose of radiation over a shorter time. (uhhospitals.org)
  • A small device that brings a high dose of radiation to the cancer area. (healthline.com)
  • The source emits a high dose of radiation to a small area to kill cancer cells. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • This type of treatment allows us to deliver a higher dose of radiation to the target and limits any exposure to your surrounding normal tissue. (inova.org)
  • delivers a single, high dose of radiation using the TrueBeam STx system, which reduces treatment time and minimizes damage to healthy tissue. (rush.edu)
  • In this way, only a comparatively small proportion of the ionizing radiation is absorbed and rendered ineffective as it passes through the gas, and the intended dose of radiation can be administered within a short treatment time. (google.co.uk)
  • 3D-CRT uses a three-dimensional planning system to target a strong dose of radiation to where the cancer cells are in the body. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • IORT delivers a high dose of radiation to a surgically exposed treatment area. (mdanderson.org)
  • Radiation was initially delivered through conventional fractionated radiotherapy, which targets a wide area over many treatment sessions and has been shown to induce remission in 50%-60% of patients with acromegaly. (medscape.com)
  • Primary radiotherapy is considered treatment of choice in most localized vaginal cancer. (wikibooks.org)
  • In forward planning, the planner places beams into a radiotherapy treatment planning system that can deliver sufficient radiation to a tumour while both sparing critical organs and minimising the dose to healthy tissue. (wikipedia.org)
  • Our experience provided clear evidence that radiation is arguably the most effective single agent for mesothelioma and new technology, including intensity-modulated radiotherapy, allow high doses to be delivered safely," said Dr. Malcolm Feigen of the Austin Health Radiation Oncology Center in Melbourne, Australia. (asbestos.com)
  • However, radiotherapy is an expensive treatment and is linked to the increased risk of other lasting complications, such as impaired bowel function, incontinence , and sexual dysfunction. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Patients were given randomly five daily treatments of radiotherapy before surgery, or twenty five treatments of chemo radiotherapy after surgery, to those with high risk of local recurrence. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Historically, anatomical CT and MR images were used to delineate the gross tumour volumes (GTVs) for radiotherapy treatment planning. (springer.com)
  • As a companion book to the Handbook of Treatment Planning in Radiation Oncology Second Edition, this book focuses on the technical aspects of treatment planning and the major challenges in creating highly conformal dose distributions, referenced to as treatment plans, for external beam radiotherapy. (springerpub.com)
  • Conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT) uses multiple beams to focus treatment on the target while shielding the surrounding normal tissues as much as possible. (ucsd.edu)
  • Radiotherapy may be used for curative or adjuvant cancer treatment. (medicalxpress.com)
  • Radiotherapy has several applications in non-malignant conditions, such as the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia, severe thyroid eye disease, pterygium, pigmented villonodular synovitis, prevention of keloid scar growth, and prevention of heterotopic ossification. (medicalxpress.com)
  • The use of radiotherapy in non-malignant conditions is limited partly by worries about the risk of radiation-induced cancers. (medicalxpress.com)
  • It's a growing method, with up to 60% of cancer patients receiving radiotherapy in the course of treatment. (ox.ac.uk)
  • This acts to make radiotherapy less effective, as tumour cells could recover from radiation damage and survive. (ox.ac.uk)
  • Indeed, it seemed especially relevant to us, as physicists at Oxford have been working on ways to improve the effectiveness of radiotherapy through a wide variety of methods, including studying the role of oxygen in both cancer prognosis and treatment. (ox.ac.uk)
  • Rapid advancements in radiotherapy and molecularly targeted therapies have resulted in the development of potential paradigm-shifting use of radiotherapy in the treatment of cancer. (aacrjournals.org)
  • Radiation beams are aimed at your whole body to help slow down your immune system . (webmd.com)
  • The required decisions include how many radiation beams to use, which angles each will be delivered from, whether attenuating wedges be used, and which MLC configuration will be used to shape the radiation from each beam. (wikipedia.org)
  • A doctor will place a machine on the outside of your body and aim the radiation beams at the area of the cancer. (healthline.com)
  • For three decades, standard treatment has been to expose the entire breast to radiation beams daily, Monday through Friday, for between three to six weeks, said co-lead researcher Dr. Julia White. (healthday.com)
  • The radiation beams turn on and off to deliver radiation only during certain points in a patient's respiration cycle. (rush.edu)
  • Radiation for prostate cancer treatment involves targeting intense beams in a very precise fashion to a relatively small area. (emaxhealth.com)
  • To spare normal tissues (such as skin or organs which radiation must pass through in order to treat the tumour), shaped radiation beams are aimed from several angles of exposure to intersect at the tumour, providing a much larger absorbed dose there than in the surrounding, healthy tissue. (medicalxpress.com)
  • A new approach for treating breast cancer spreads radiation doses over a larger number of beams, providing more thorough coverage. (mskcc.org)
  • Dr. Ho, in collaboration with Radiation Oncology Department Chair Simon Powell , decided to investigate whether spreading the radiation dose over a larger number of beams would make it possible to cover the area more thoroughly without endangering the patient. (mskcc.org)
  • Working with medical physicists Ase Ballangrud-Popovic and Guang Li, they developed a treatment plan using eight to 12 beams that targeted potential disease sites while sculpting the radiation around multiple obstacles in the anatomy. (mskcc.org)
  • Because the higher number of beams provides a more evenly spread dose, there are fewer pockets of high radiation that cause red or dark spots in the breast skin. (mskcc.org)
  • Radiation Oncologists AVERAGE $556,000/year. (healingwell.com)
  • Requiring radiation oncologists to obtain prior authorization from third-party. (medworm.com)
  • Our board-certified team of radiation oncologists utilize the Trilogy IMRT and IGRT treatment units which offer the latest technology to deliver a direct form of radiation. (inova.org)
  • Radiation oncologists at Rush offer many treatment options and specialized procedures to direct radiation to the cancer while better sparing healthy tissues and organs. (rush.edu)
  • This is an ideal guide for radiation oncologists, residents, and oncologists seeking to optimize care for their patients. (springer.com)
  • The Radiation Oncology (RO) Model announced today by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) is a step forward in allowing the nation's 4,500 radiation oncologists to participate in the transition to value-based care that improves outcomes for cancer patients. (newswise.com)
  • We appreciate the Administration's focus and commitment to ensuring radiation oncologists' ability to participate in an advanced APM. (newswise.com)
  • With IORT, our skilled oncologists begin cancer treatment at the time of surgery while the patient is still under general anesthesia. (uhhospitals.org)
  • In concert with the area's best gastroenterologists, surgeons, pathologists and oncologists, Lubbock Cancer Center can answer the need for comprehensive rectal cancer care, from assessment and early detection through treatment and follow-up care. (lubbockonline.com)
  • 38 IMRT treatments finished in Sept. 2010. (healingwell.com)
  • Feigen and his colleagues began experimenting with 3-D conformal radiation and IMRT in 2003 and were able to find the more beneficial option. (asbestos.com)
  • In contrast to the traditional method of radiation planning, inverse treatment planning is commonly used for the calculation of doses during IMRT. (medscape.com)
  • IMRT establishes a treatment plan after the establishment of acceptable doses to regional (normal) anatomy. (medscape.com)
  • The combination of the new IMRT planning approach and the Align RT imaging system was recently tested in a pilot study involving 106 breast cancer patients who were given the treatment following surgery. (mskcc.org)
  • With surgical resection, there is a potential for mesothelioma tumors to recur, which could potentially be prevented with the use of radiation. (mesothelioma.com)
  • Radiation for palliative purposes is typically used with stage 3 or stage 4 mesothelioma patients, when their cancer has spread, to help shrink tumors and reduce symptoms like pain, difficulty breathing and shortness of breath caused by pressure on the lungs and abdominal organs. (mesothelioma.com)
  • Previously, Torres-Roca and his team developed and validated a radiation sensitivity index (RSI) to predict the radiation sensitivity of tumors based on the patterns of 10 genes. (eurekalert.org)
  • Our research has found that GARD values are lower for those tumors that are resistant to radiation and higher for those tumors that are sensitive to radiation treatment. (eurekalert.org)
  • Mesothelioma doctors can treat tumors with higher-energy radiation particles without damaging nearby healthy tissue and organs. (pleuralmesothelioma.com)
  • The Gamma Knife is considered the 'gold standard' for radiation treatment for brain tumors or lesions. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • IGRT helps better locate and deliver the radiation, as tumors can move between treatments. (inova.org)
  • The United States Food and Drug Administration( FDA) has approved Pemetrexed (brand name Alimta) for treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma which is administered in combination with Cisplatin, a platinum-based drug used to treat various cancers, lymphomas and germ cell tumors. (knowcancer.com)
  • In the study, Dr. Philip Thorpe, professor of pharmacology at UT Southwestern, and his colleagues found that radiation generates a chemical reaction in the membranes of endothelial cells, which line the blood vessels that feed tumors. (innovations-report.com)
  • Tumors of the head and neck and tumors of the breast are clinical sites where this treatment has been successfully used. (medscape.com)
  • This type of radiation treats tumors in areas of the body that move. (mdanderson.org)
  • If no tumors were found why any treatment, radiation or mytomycin? (bladdercancersupport.org)
  • Lower doses of radiation are given more often, such as twice a day rather than once a day. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • Higher doses of radiation are given once a day (or less often) over fewer treatment days. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • Complex treatment-planning software algorithms allow exceedingly high doses of radiation to be delivered to the target while significantly smaller doses of radiation are delivered to the adjacent normal tissue. (medscape.com)
  • Exposure to higher doses of radiation is associated with systemic anaerobic infections due to gram negative bacilli and gram positive cocci. (wikipedia.org)
  • As early as the nineties, researchers discovered that relatively small doses of radiation can kill more cancer cells than slightly larger doses of radiation. (healthcanal.com)
  • In a cases of radiation exposure, it is not possible to reverse the effects of any damage caused to tissues. (news-medical.net)
  • If radiation exposure has led to destruction of the bone marrow, the number of healthy white blood cells produced in the bone marrow will be depleted. (news-medical.net)
  • In the event of damaged bone marrow tissue due to radiation exposure,blood transfusions and a bone marrow transplant may also be required. (news-medical.net)
  • If only part of the body has been exposed to radiaiton rather than the whole body, treatment may be easire because humans can withstand radiation exposure in large amounts to non-vital body parts such as the feet, for example, without the effects being widespread across the body. (news-medical.net)
  • The bisphosphonates (used to treat osteoporosis) have also shown promise as treatments for reducing the harmful effects of radiation exposure. (news-medical.net)
  • Retrieved on August 24, 2019 from https://www.news-medical.net/health/Radiation-Exposure-Treatment.aspx. (news-medical.net)
  • The realization led to preclinical studies with animals that showed how CLT-008 could still provide protection days after the first radiation exposure . (livescience.com)
  • It may also be effective if taken after radiation exposure. (baltimoresun.com)
  • What's more, potassium iodide only helps pets (or people) to deal with radioactive particles that ultimately impact the thyroid gland, not other organs or illnesses that may result from excessive exposure to radiation. (baltimoresun.com)
  • This position minimizes radiation exposure to the heart and lungs and reduces future complications to these areas. (princetonhcs.org)
  • They hope that the continued study of the GARD model and its implementation into practice will benefit patients by allowing a personalized approach to radiation treatment and will minimize the risks of additional radiation exposure. (eurekalert.org)
  • Acute radiation exposure may seem like an intractable problem, quickly evolving and leading to an unpleasant end. (medgadget.com)
  • The treatment has shown to be effective up to a day after exposure, substantially increasing the window of opportunity to help affected patients. (medgadget.com)
  • The fact that this treatment can be administered up to a day after radiation exposure is so important," said Millie Donlon , DARPA's program manager for this effort. (medgadget.com)
  • This is because most of the existing treatments we have require they be administered within hours of exposure to potentially lethal radiation - something that might not always be possible in the confusion that would likely follow such an exposure event. (medgadget.com)
  • This has potential for positive impact on many logistical considerations tied to radiation exposure, such as need for hospital time and requirements for donors and transfusions. (medgadget.com)
  • Doctors will shield normal tissues close to the area from radiation exposure. (healthline.com)
  • Exposure to small amounts of radiation over a long time raises the risk of cancer. (patientslikeme.com)
  • Exposure to large amounts of radiation over a short period, such as from a radiation emergency, can cause burns or radiation sickness. (patientslikeme.com)
  • Data from patients with radiation exposure, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years. (patientslikeme.com)
  • Who has radiation exposure on PatientsLikeMe? (patientslikeme.com)
  • External exposure rate readings of the 153 Sm and 117m Sn treatments, and Monte Carlo simulations of 117m Sn at a distance of 1 m and of all three in direct contact with tissue were analyzed for doses. (lww.com)
  • Dogs that have received any of these treatments using typically administered activities may be released from radiation safety isolation immediately after treatment from the standpoint of external exposure. (lww.com)
  • Exposure to harmful radiation occurs very rarely in our country, and only one case resulting in serious health injury is known to date ( 1 ). (tidsskriftet.no)
  • High-energy radiation exposure in the area of the cancer, usually after a lumpectomy or mastectomy, helps decrease the chances the cancer will return. (marshfieldclinic.org)
  • Even though there is growing evidence on the importance of epigenetics and biological processes induced by radiation exposure in various cancer types including colon cancer, specific epigenetic alterations induced by radiation at the molecular level are incompletely defined. (mdpi.com)
  • Infections caused by exposure to ionizing radiation can be extremely dangerous, and are of public and government concern. (wikipedia.org)
  • Numerous studies have demonstrated that the susceptibility of organisms to systemic infection increased following exposure to ionizing radiation. (wikipedia.org)
  • There is a direct quantitative relationship between the magnitude of the neutropenia that develops after exposure to radiation and the increased risk of developing infection. (wikipedia.org)
  • Organisms causing sepsis following exposure to ionizing radiation: The management of established or suspected infection following exposure to radiation (characterized by neutropenia and fever) is similar to that used for other febrile neutropenic patients. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, over time, 'the radiation group had a higher proportion of hospital admissions, rectal or anal procedures, related surgeries and secondary cancers. (livescience.com)
  • Yttrium-90 microspheres (Y-90) is radioembolization treatment that is minimally invasive targeted treatment for both primary and secondary cancers of the liver. (princetonhcs.org)
  • As part of our mission to eliminate cancer, MD Anderson researchers conduct hundreds of clinical trials to test new treatments for both common and rare cancers. (mdanderson.org)
  • Children with pediatric brain cancers don't have very many options because progress to find new treatments has been limited the last 30 years,' said Rachid Drissi, PhD, principal investigator on the study and a researcher in the Division of Oncology at Cincinnati Children's. (news-medical.net)
  • Whole-brain radiation is sometimes used to treat brain cancers in humans. (medindia.net)
  • The first national treatment guidelines for brain metastases, which account for nearly 500,000 new cancers annually in the United States, were released. (medindia.net)
  • Multiple studies have proven that lumpectomy plus radiation significantly reduces the risk of recurrence in both noninvasive and invasive breast cancers and for DCIS, the current standard of treatment is lumpectomy followed by five to six weeks of whole breast radiation. (bio-medicine.org)
  • However, for invasive cancers, the use of an accelerated form of radiation that increases the strength of the dose per treatment and uses fewer treatment sessions overall has been well-established as effective, providing patients with a shorter treatment time with similar positive results. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Some types of radiation therapies are used to treat cancers near sensitive organs. (mdanderson.org)
  • This type of radiation can be used for certain gastrointestinal cancers and other cancers that are challenging to remove during surgery. (mdanderson.org)
  • Radiation delivered postoperatively in the adjuvant setting significantly improves eradication of locoregional disease, and organ-sparing approaches for pharyngeal and laryngeal cancers that rely on radiation as the primary treatment modality yield high rates of disease control. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • These tests can find colorectal cancers at an early stage and improve treatment outcomes. (lubbockonline.com)
  • This method of lung cancer treatment is considered to be the most effective treatment for early-stage non-small cell lung cancers (stages I and II). (onlinecancerguide.com)
  • Two common types of radiation treatment are external beam radiation and internal beam radiation . (healthline.com)
  • External beam radiation is the most common kind of radiation treatment for breast cancer. (healthline.com)
  • Unfortunately, each treatment places patients at risk for ED. According to the National Cancer Institute, the prevalence of erectile dysfunction following external beam radiation for prostate cancer ranges from 65 percent to 85 percent. (newswise.com)
  • or external beam radiation alone. (newswise.com)
  • Transsphenoidal microsurgery to resect the causative GH-secreting pituitary adenoma remains the initial treatment of choice in the majority of patients with acromegaly. (medscape.com)
  • For these reasons, contemporary treatment of patients with acromegaly now routinely involves multiple disciplines, including neurosurgery, endocrinology, and radiation oncology. (medscape.com)
  • We've invested more than $5 billion in cancer research since 1946, all to find more - and better - treatments, uncover factors that may cause cancer, and improve cancer patients' quality of life. (cancer.org)
  • Not all malignant mesothelioma patients may be able to undergo radiation, depending on the stage of cancer and patient characteristics such as age and overall health. (mesothelioma.com)
  • Palliative treatment can be given to mesothelioma patients at any stage and time during their treatment journey to help reduce symptoms and improve quality of life. (mesothelioma.com)
  • This can be the reality for patients who undergo radiation treatments and how it can decrease your confidence and overall quality of life. (livescience.com)
  • Moffitt Cancer Center's Malignant Hematology Program has a multispecialty team of experts in wide-ranging disciplines who focus on providing comprehensive lymphoma treatment and supportive care to assist patients and their families with the various physical, emotional and psychological aspects of a cancer journey. (moffitt.org)
  • Patients may need surgery alone or a combination of both medical oncology and radiation oncology. (princetonhcs.org)
  • In patients with brain involvement, low-dose radiation has produced clear symptomatic benefits in some patients. (medscape.com)
  • In Wellington, a total of 23 patients had to wait longer than six weeks for radiation in October compared with 28 in September and 33 in August, Ministry of Health figures revealed today. (scoop.co.nz)
  • In Auckland, 69 patients had to wait longer than six weeks for radiation treatment in October compared with 43 in September. (scoop.co.nz)
  • A total of 579 patients began their treatment in October with 310 waiting less than four weeks for treatment, 269 waiting longer than 4 weeks for treatment and 173 waiting longer than 6 weeks. (scoop.co.nz)
  • I empathise with patients and their families whose treatment is outside the minimum standards and wish to assure the public that those patients in most urgent need are being treated quickly. (scoop.co.nz)
  • Currently, clinical studies are being conducted to determine the benefits and risks of omitting radiation treatment in certain patients with breast cancer who are at a low risk of local disease recurrence. (eurekalert.org)
  • However, they wanted to further develop the use of the RSI to more accurately determine the appropriate radiation dose for individual patients. (eurekalert.org)
  • The researchers also used GARD to calculate an individualized radiation dose for each breast cancer patient in the group of patients from Moffitt. (eurekalert.org)
  • They found that the range for biological optimal radiation dose in triple negative breast cancer ranged from 30 to 76 Gy, and that the current standard to deliver 60 Gy to all patients could be overdosing a significant number of patients. (eurekalert.org)
  • The researchers are now planning a clinical trial to be initiated at Moffitt where the radiation dose for breast cancer patients will be selected based on this model. (eurekalert.org)
  • On average, patients who received PCV lived 5.5 years longer than those who received radiation alone," says Dr. Buckner. (eurekalert.org)
  • Patients often ask if radiation will make them glow in the dark afterwards. (mdanderson.org)
  • Most patients do have side effects during radiation, but these are often manageable with very conservative measures. (mdanderson.org)
  • Patients who need radiation in their abdomen or stomach areas may get diarrhea, though this can be managed with dietary changes and over-the-counter medication. (mdanderson.org)
  • The purpose of this study is to demonstrate a statistically significant improvement of visual acuity after treatment using either Lucentis® or Triamcinolone® compared to no treatment, in patients with radiation retinopathy. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Patients undergoing higher doses will have shorter cycles, while lower doses require a more extended treatment period. (pleuralmesothelioma.com)
  • Doctors confirmed a novel radiation procedure can be combined safely and effectively with aggressive lung-sparing surgery to improve survival time and quality of life for patients with mesothelioma . (asbestos.com)
  • Eight eligible patients developed grade 2 or grade 3 radiation pneumonitis, a condition that creates pneumonia-like symptoms. (asbestos.com)
  • Even if radiation isn't the ultimate cure, it's still a good thing if we can get patients a significant amount of quality time with minimal side effects," he said. (asbestos.com)
  • Moreover, some particular challenges specific for patients with liver steatosis may impede proper HCC diagnosis, treatment and follow-up. (medworm.com)
  • The small study, involving 45 patients, yielded encouraging results for a rare cancer that is historically ineffective towards most treatment options. (asbestos.com)
  • This newly tested hemithoracic radiation treatment may put the odds back in the doctors' and patients' favor. (asbestos.com)
  • Of the 45 patients who were studied, the overall median survival rate was 12.4 months from the time of treatment. (asbestos.com)
  • Clinical Observation Training for Radiation Therapists is created to allow for customers that have not yet implemented ProBeam to observe, planning, machine and patient QA, treatments and clinical workflow for patients through the collaboration with Varian and the clinical experts from Maryland Proton Treatment Center. (varian.com)
  • Several recent editorials recommend considering toxicity against the potential benefit of adjuvant radiation in tailoring radiation decisions for individual patients. (springer.com)
  • Tissue from five patients before and after treatment with Avastin was subjected to histological evaluation and compared to four control cases of glioma before and after similar treatment protocols not including bevacizumab. (nih.gov)
  • Specimens from four patients with recurrent malignant gliomas before and after adjuvant treatment (not including bevacizumab) had features dissimilar from our study cases. (nih.gov)
  • BOON CHUA: So what we're trying to do is study the individual genomic profiling of the tumour of this individual patients to try to improve the way that we might predict the risk of recurrence in these individual patients so we can tailor the treatment according to risk of recurrence. (abc.net.au)
  • Dr Chua says there are down-sides to that 'one-size-fits-all' approach, including the potential overexposure of patients to unnecessary risks and side-effects from radiation, when it may not be beneficial. (abc.net.au)
  • Newswise - In the first study of its kind, a research team led by Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University discovered 12 genetic markers associated with the development of erectile dysfunction (ED) in prostate cancer patients who were treated with radiation. (newswise.com)
  • the official scientific journal of the American Society for Radiation Oncology, are an important step towards helping clinicians determine the best course of treatment for prostate cancer patients and may lead to the development of therapies that alleviate side effects. (newswise.com)
  • Thankfully, current treatments for prostate cancer offer excellent rates of long-term survival, so patients and their physicians have a choice about which treatment path to take," said Barry Rosenstein, PhD, Professor of Radiation Oncology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine. (newswise.com)
  • In our clinical experience, many scleroderma patients are denied breast conserving surgery and radiation as a treatment option," the researchers wrote. (breastcancer.org)
  • These data suggest that radiation injury causing local tissue fibrosis is not inevitable in scleroderma patients with breast cancer, occurring in approximately 50% of cases without evidence of lung or generalized skin disease flare. (breastcancer.org)
  • Accelerated whole breast irradiation after lumpectomy is an effective treatment for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a very common early stage and noninvasive form of breast cancer, meaning many more breast cancer patients could see their treatment times reduced by half, according to a study in the June issue of the International Journal of Radiation OncologyBiologyPhysics , the official scientific journal of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). (bio-medicine.org)
  • At five years post-treatment, only 4.1 percent of patients experienced a recurrence, which is comparable to the five to 10 percent recurrence rate demonstrated in randomized trials for patients receiving standard radiation. (bio-medicine.org)
  • This is good news for many breast cancer patients who would prefer to receive their treatments in a shorter period of time, but also want the peace of mind that they are receiving the most effective treatment available. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Researchers find that laryngeal cancer patients treated with chemo-radiation have a similar survival rate and better speech after treatment than those who had their voice box removed. (innovations-report.com)
  • However, longer follow-up of larynx preservation patients is needed to evaluated late toxicity and organ function since fibrosis after aggressive radiation regimes increases over time. (innovations-report.com)
  • Our pediatric program builds on our highly respected high-volume adult radiation oncology program with a child-friendly approach and close collaboration with Rady Children's Hospital, where many of our pediatric patients receive their oncology care. (ucsd.edu)
  • We have treated countless patients who suffer from post-radiation adhesions. (clearpassage.com)
  • We believe that once implemented with modifications, the model will incentivize higher quality, more convenient radiation treatments for patients and support their journey toward a cure. (newswise.com)
  • The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is the world's largest radiation oncology society, with more than 10,000 members who are physicians, nurses, biologists, physicists, radiation therapists, dosimetrists and other health care professionals who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies. (newswise.com)
  • The manual describes principles for assessment of the scene of injury in the case of radiation accidents, criteria for selection of patients with regard to their treatment priority (triage), procedure for decontamination of patients who have been exposed to radioactive pollution and guidelines for medical treatment. (tidsskriftet.no)
  • None of these parameters, however, fully account for the variability in response and toxicity seen among individual patients receiving radiation treatment. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • This leaves a significant number of patients whose treatment is potentially inadequate, ineffective, or unnecessary. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Even though many patient characteristics, such as smoking status, (24,25) age, (26) and nutritional status, (26,27) are known to influence response to radiation and patient outcome, it is still very difficult to predict which patients will have a complete response and which will not. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • There are numerous formulas and compounds that can be utilized to help patients with radiation burns. (ijpc.com)
  • We meet weekly to discuss cases as a group in order to provide an integrated and comprehensive treatment plan for patients. (uclahealth.org)
  • Patients with clinical T2b-T3bN0M0 disease (according to 1992 American Joint Committee on Cancer [AJCC] criteria) received radiation plus 2 transrectal ultrasound hyperthermia treatments. (wiley.com)
  • Thirty-seven patients received a total of 72 hyperthermia treatments. (wiley.com)
  • Your experience will be completely different from that of other patients and may differ from previous radiation treatment you may have had. (ucdavis.edu)
  • Some patients may experience side effects from their treatment. (ucdavis.edu)
  • Although radiation treatment is becoming increasingly important in combating cancer, it can, due to resistance, work poorly for many patients. (healthcanal.com)
  • We don't know which patients are affected before radiation treatment starts. (healthcanal.com)
  • Radiation treatment is sometimes used to address lymphoma cells that have accumulated in a certain area of a patient's body. (moffitt.org)
  • Align RT ® , a system for delivering surface guided radiation (SGRT), helps to improve patient set-up and the accuracy of radiation treatment by tracking a patient's position using 3D stereo camera units. (princetonhcs.org)
  • Moffitt Cancer Center researchers hope to change this mindset for radiation treatment with the development of a genomically-based model that can optimize and personalize a radiation dose to match an individual patient's needs. (eurekalert.org)
  • Since the treatment is aggressive, it must be administered over a number of days for each session, and the sessions are spaced out with non treatment breaks of 18 to 21 days to make sure that the patient's overall health is not affected. (cancercare.org)
  • The information from a prior CT scan of the patient allows more accurate modelling of the behaviour of the radiation as it travels through the patient's tissues. (wikipedia.org)
  • The inflation lumen preferably has, along the greater part of the length lying within the patient's body during treatment, a cross-sectional area having a value in mm 2 not greater than the balloon in mm 3 divided by 1200. (google.co.uk)
  • 4. The catheter of claim 2 , wherein the inflation lumen has, along the greater part of the length lying within the patient's body during treatment, a cross-sectional area of at most 0.300 mm 2 . (google.co.uk)
  • 5. The catheter of claim 4 , wherein the inflation lumen has, along the greater part of the length lying within the patient's body during treatment, a cross-sectional area of at most 0.200 mm 2 . (google.co.uk)
  • Palliative treatments are usually applied to ease patient's pain or improve the quality of life. (knowcancer.com)
  • We are also one of the few places in the world to use the Vision RT system, which tracks the patient's movements in real time to improve the precision and efficacy of treatments. (ucsd.edu)
  • On learning of the patient's death, a safety officer from the hospital's radiation department notified the crematorium and, one-month post-treatment, surveyed the equipment using a Geiger counter. (kjrh.com)
  • Adjuvant treatment refers to secondary treatment. (mesothelioma.com)
  • Adjuvant radiation remains standard for a majority of women who undergo breast-conserving surgery for breast cancer, and indications for post-mastectomy and regional lymph node irradiation have also broadened with recent publications. (springer.com)
  • Thus, a clear understanding of the potential toxicities of adjuvant radiation for breast cancer is critical to optimizing outcomes in modern breast cancer management. (springer.com)
  • We evaluate the effects of adjuvant treatment with the angiogenesis inhibitor Avastin (bevacizumab) on pathological tissue specimens of high-grade glioma. (nih.gov)
  • 2-7) Furthermore, the application of concurrent systemic therapies have been shown to improve the efficacy of radiation in both the primary and adjuvant settings. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • WebMD does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. (webmd.com)
  • From basic information about cancer and its causes to in-depth information on specific cancer types - including risk factors, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment options - you'll find it here. (cancer.org)
  • Omega 3 fatty acids (1,000 mg/day) play an important role in decreasing inflammation and may also help with depression, which may be associated with breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. (cnn.com)
  • Following a prostate cancer diagnosis, men are flooded with tons of informationand must try to make sense of the different treatment options - it can make even the most educated patient uncertain. (livescience.com)
  • The change in his personality may also be a sign that he is still struggling emotionally with his diagnosis and treatment. (cancercare.org)
  • When a person is first diagnosed with cancer, he/she is often focused on learning about the diagnosis and getting through treatment. (cancercare.org)
  • It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. (asbestos.com)
  • The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. (medindia.net)
  • Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. (medindia.net)
  • knowcancer.com is intended to be solely for informational purposes and should not be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. (knowcancer.com)
  • A late effect is as a side effect related to a cancer diagnosis or treatment that happens months to years after treatment. (oncolink.org)
  • EmaxHealth is for informational purposes and should not be considered medical advice, diagnosis or treatment recommendations. (emaxhealth.com)
  • We are here every step of the way to support you in making the best decisions about your health and wellbeing, from research and prevention to diagnosis and treatment. (marshfieldclinic.org)
  • I have trying to follow the posts, but I guess I missed a few - have you received a new diagnosis or is this radiation being done in conjunction with your earlier treatment. (cancer.org)
  • The treatment can harm healthy tissue or organs, especially your lungs . (webmd.com)
  • Long-term side effects, which can last up to a year or longer after treatment, may include a slight darkening of the skin, enlarged pores, increased or decreased sensitivity of the skin, and a thickening of tissue or skin. (webmd.com)
  • Radiation destroys the surrounding healthy tissue causing the prostate to be embedded in scar tissue. (livescience.com)
  • This makes the surgery more complex than operating on tissue that has not been affected by radiation. (livescience.com)
  • This treatment method delivers radiation to the cancer cells resulting in less damage to the surrounding healthy tissue. (princetonhcs.org)
  • Doing this allows the radiation source to be positioned exactly where it will do the most harm to cancerous tissue, while nearby organs and healthy tissue are protected with shields. (caring.com)
  • With traditional radiation for mesothelioma , particles pass through cancer tissue and damage organs behind the cancer site, such as the heart, lungs or kidneys. (pleuralmesothelioma.com)
  • A CT scan is often the primary image set for treatment planning while magnetic resonance imaging provides excellent secondary image set for soft tissue contouring. (wikipedia.org)
  • A doctor will direct a single, high-dose radiation beam on the part of the exposed breast tissue where the cancer appeared. (healthline.com)
  • These adverse effects are due to the fact that the radiation often encounters healthy tissue. (medindia.net)
  • Ionizing radiation can damage living tissue in the human body. (medindia.net)
  • Necrosis (death of cells) can occur when the the tissue or bone around the area of radiation has died. (patientslikeme.com)
  • He stated that the despite the method used, healthy tissue will be exposed to radiation. (asbestos.com)
  • While the phenomena we describe may not be specific to Avastin, they demonstrate the potential of tissue-based analysis for the discovery of clinically relevant treatment response biomarkers. (nih.gov)
  • Additionally, 10% of the women had hardening of lung tissue that was in the treatment area, called pulmonary fibrosis. (breastcancer.org)
  • Chemo-radiation and other non-surgical techniques are known to cause destruction of tissue surrounding the cancer site, possibly rendering the organ dysfunctional. (innovations-report.com)
  • This computer-guided technology helps to more precisely target cancer cells, reducing non-therapeutic radiation delivered to nearby normal tissue. (ucsd.edu)
  • The computer, through a series of complex iterations, designs a treatment that maximizes the dose delivered to the target and minimizes the dose delivered to adjacent normal tissue. (medscape.com)
  • Too much radiation to the lungs can cause an inflammatory condition known as pneumonitis, while in the heart it can cause thickening and stiffness of muscle tissue and connecting arteries, increasing the risk of heart disease. (mskcc.org)
  • In all cases, however, the goal of treatment is to destroy cancer cells while harming as little normal tissue as possible. (onlinecancerguide.com)
  • When a patient is given radiation treatments, some of the radiation unfortunately also hits healthy tissue surrounding the tumour. (healthcanal.com)
  • This is the most common type of radiation used to treat multiple myeloma . (webmd.com)
  • The number of sessions depends on the type of radiation treatment you have. (healthline.com)
  • It's the longest type of radiation treatment available. (healthline.com)
  • An EBRT beam can go right through skin and tissues to reach the spot that needs treatment. (webmd.com)
  • Because radiation can also harm your skin, muscles, or other tissues, it can cause you to feel sick or have other side effects. (webmd.com)
  • It also helps keep nearby normal tissues from getting too much radiation. (uhhospitals.org)
  • Treatment is also carefully planned to do as little harm as possible to your normal body tissues. (cancernz.org.nz)
  • Radiation can be delivered to malignant mesothelioma cancer cells with greater accuracy while healthy tissues receive very little radiation and the patient experiences reduced side effects. (knowcancer.com)
  • This allows a higher amount of specifically directed radiation, which may provide more protection to nearby healthy tissues. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • Plus, radiation is only used in unusual situations as if you need a cystectomy it often harms tissues needed in that surgery. (bladdercancersupport.org)
  • The patient that develops neutropenia after radiation is susceptible to irradiation damage to other tissues, such as the gastrointestinal tract, lungs and the central nervous system. (wikipedia.org)
  • This treatment may be given with external beam irradiation. (cancernz.org.nz)
  • Influence of Lucentis® and Kenalog® on Radiation Retinopathy After Irradiation of Choroidal Melanoma. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • To date, thanks to the improvement of several delivery techniques, together with improved imaging capabilities, re-irradiation is a viable salvage treatment option to manage such clinical scenario. (mdpi.com)
  • Some medical treatments are available for limiting or removing internal contamination depending on the type of radioactive material involved. (cdc.gov)
  • Since the radiated area is much smaller for skin cancer treatment than for other types of cancer, and it only goes a couple of mm deep, will the side effects be only local or will radioactive cells get distributed throughout the body when I detox and cause problems elsewhere? (vegsource.com)
  • A tiny radioactive source (smaller than a grain of rice) on the end of a long wire is inserted into the instrument, so the source of radiation is very close to what needs to be treated. (cancernz.org.nz)
  • You will not be radioactive during or after treatment. (healthline.com)
  • The radioactive seeds are implanted and continue to emit radiation for a short term of a long term which may be six to twelve months. (knowcancer.com)
  • The increased risk of terrorist acts that could involve the use of radioactive sources calls for us to be prepared that a major radiation incident may occur in our country as well. (tidsskriftet.no)
  • The changed threat picture, with an increased risk of terrorist acts involving the use of radioactive sources ( 2 , 3 ), calls for the preparation of clear plans for responses to major radiation incidents. (tidsskriftet.no)
  • This was used for a theoretical exercise arranged by the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority in 2008, the scenario for which was that members of a terrorist organization had placed a radioactive source under a seat in an underground train. (tidsskriftet.no)
  • Another possible use of a radiation source for terrorist purposes involves so-called «dirty bombs», i.e. conventional explosives mixed with radioactive material. (tidsskriftet.no)
  • In a radiation accident, a distinction is made between external radiation from a point source and the radioactive pollution described above. (tidsskriftet.no)
  • In this review, the authors outline the major modes of radiation therapies in clinical use today, and they critically assess the feasibility of these modalities for acromegaly treatment. (medscape.com)
  • As more efficient forms of pituitary radiation develop, acromegaly treatment options may continue to change with radiation therapies playing a more prominent role. (medscape.com)
  • Radiation therapies can be internal or external. (caring.com)
  • However, countries such as India offer various therapies like radiation or surgery for approximately $800-$5,600 for a course of treatment, depending again on location and severity of cancer or stage it is in when diagnosed. (placidway.com)
  • It's not a cancer cure, but it is a treatment you'll try along with drugs , surgery, or a stem cell transplant. (webmd.com)
  • When treating mesothelioma, radiation is typically part of a multimodal plan, used after surgery to kill remaining cancer cells. (mesothelioma.com)
  • Studies suggest that it may be successful when used prior to surgery, and radiation can also be used palliatively to reduce symptoms. (mesothelioma.com)
  • Radiation may also be used in combination with surgery for seeding prevention. (mesothelioma.com)
  • Radiation for prostate cancer has shown once again that it leads to more complications than surgery. (livescience.com)
  • Choosing surgery after radiation makes the surgery more complicated. (livescience.com)
  • Conventional radiation techniques of the past successfully decreased the risk of regional recurrence after an EPP, but it was difficult to safely deliver the same dosage levels without excessive toxicity to the lung after P/D surgery. (asbestos.com)
  • Surgery worsens functional outcome as compared to radiation. (wikibooks.org)
  • Some people receive radiation treatments for breast cancer after they've had surgery, or if their cancer has spread to other body parts. (healthline.com)
  • If you've had breast-saving surgery, a doctor may treat you with both internal and external radiation to increase the boost of radiation. (healthline.com)
  • Intraoperative radiation (IORT) is a treatment option given after the removal of cancer cells during surgery. (healthline.com)
  • In most cases, surgery is the first treatment for ILC. (breastcancer.org)
  • If cancer is found in one or two sentinel nodes and you plan to have lumpectomy and radiation, you won't need any more surgery. (breastcancer.org)
  • Can I Have Prostate Surgery If My Radiation Treatments Are Unsuccessful? (go.com)
  • Is Prostate Surgery OK After Radiation? (go.com)
  • For as many as six weeks, she'd have to travel there every weekday to receive radiation treatments after surgery to remove the small lump in her breast. (healthday.com)
  • Surgery and its accompanying treatments are a curative process. (knowcancer.com)
  • Alternately, palliative treatment is the process used when the cancer has advanced too far for surgery to be effective. (knowcancer.com)
  • Surgery, which is the most common treatment, has not been highly successful in treating mesothelioma. (knowcancer.com)
  • Or it may be given after other treatment, such as after surgery for breast cancer. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • Most physicians agree that surgery to decrease radiation pain is a treatment of last resort. (clearpassage.com)
  • Doctors often use radiation in connection with other forms of treatment such as surgery. (marshfieldclinic.org)
  • I have been reading about radiation and read that it is the second most effective cure for cancer other than surgery. (cancer.org)
  • Radiation is not usually the treatment of choice for bladder cancer since, as Alan mentioned, the resulting damage to the bladder can make any additional treatments or surgery difficult. (bladdercancersupport.org)
  • While surgery is the most common treatment for colon cancer, when the cancer is in the rectum, for most cases, radiation is essential for treatment. (lubbockonline.com)
  • Radiation following surgery for stages IIA, IIB, and IIIA (with lymph node involvement) may reduce the risk of cancer returning in the chest. (onlinecancerguide.com)
  • But the biotech company soon found that the treatment worked well enough in its two Phase I clinical safety trials to possibly defend against higher levels of radiation. (livescience.com)
  • Treatment is guided by the clinical response to corticosteroids. (medscape.com)
  • Funding for the trial was provided by the National Cancer Institute, and the trial was conducted by investigators at institutions participating in the Radiation Treatment Oncology Group, the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group and the Southwest Oncology Group. (eurekalert.org)
  • Two reviewers independently searched PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, Google Scholar and on-line clinical trials registers (up to January 2009) for randomized controlled trials that evaluated the efficacy of probiotic supplementation for the prevention and treatment of radiation-induced diarrhea. (nih.gov)
  • Dr. Wright is also an associate editor for the breast section of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics, as well as a journal reviewer for American Journal of Clinical Oncology, Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Practical Radiation Oncology and Advances in Radiation Oncology. (springer.com)
  • COURTNEY WILSON: This year Dr Chua will lead an international clinical trial into breast cancer research, which will examine whether radiation is necessary or not in women diagnosed with low-risk, early breast cancer. (abc.net.au)
  • The treatment of pets, service animals, and pre-clinical research subjects with radionuclides raises concern for the safety of the people who interact with the animals after their treatment. (lww.com)
  • Before treating cells with ionizing radiation, the researchers blocked an enzyme called telomerase, found in over 90 percent of cancer cells but barely detectable in most normal human cells. (news-medical.net)
  • In the cervical cancer cells, researchers blocked the telomerase enzyme before radiation treatment to induce progressively shorter telomeres. (news-medical.net)
  • Study findings published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reported researchers found an association between treatment with intracavitary internal radiation and new cases of mastectomy treatment. (healthline.com)
  • The researchers are also evaluating the impact of radiation treatment on urinary complications and proctitis, the inflammation of the rectum. (newswise.com)
  • Researchers keep looking for the lowest radiation dose that effectively kills cancer cells. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • In their study of mice, the researchers found that radiation increased the percentage of phospholipids that flip inside out from 4 percent to 26 percent. (innovations-report.com)
  • The two researchers have discovered that if you are first exposed to a small radiation dose and then subsequently receive a higher radiation dose, the effect of the last dose is reduced because in the meantime, the cancer cells have become resistant to radiation. (healthcanal.com)
  • Radiation is also sometimes used to treat testicular cancer (both seminoma and non-seminoma) that has spread to distant organs (like the brain). (cancer.org)
  • Radiation can also have some long-term effects, such as damage to blood vessels or other organs near the treated lymph nodes It can also cause an increased risk of getting a second cancer (outside of the testicle) later in life. (cancer.org)
  • delivers radiation to the entire skin surface while sparing internal organs. (rush.edu)
  • A radiation therapist will treat you at the hospital or a clinic. (webmd.com)
  • Your therapist can aim it at large areas in a series of treatments, usually during a few days. (webmd.com)
  • For each treatment, the radiation therapist will help you onto the treatment table and into the correct position. (webmd.com)
  • Once the therapist is sure you are positioned well, he or she will leave the room and start the radiation treatment. (webmd.com)
  • Cameras and an intercom are in the treatment room, so the therapist can always see and hear you. (webmd.com)
  • Once the treatment is complete, the therapist will help you off the treatment table. (webmd.com)
  • The radiation therapist will take a port film, also known as an X-ray, on the first day of treatment and about every week thereafter. (webmd.com)
  • Small marks resembling freckles will be made on your skin along the treatment area by the radiation therapist. (webmd.com)
  • The therapist will re-mark the treatment area when necessary. (webmd.com)
  • A radiation therapist works the machine. (uhhospitals.org)
  • The radiation therapist will explain your treatment to you. (cancernz.org.nz)
  • Nadia Haris is a registered radiation therapist who has been writing about nutrition for more than six years. (livestrong.com)
  • During the SIM visit the radiation therapist will discuss treatment times and reserve a space for you depending on how many treatments you'll be receiving. (ucdavis.edu)
  • A licensed radiation therapist will administer your treatment. (ucdavis.edu)
  • Baas raised additional concerns regarding the hazard of radiation toxicity. (asbestos.com)
  • Here, authors have collected recent data focused on toxicity of treatment that provide an opportunity for improving this optimization. (springer.com)
  • Chapters cover both acute and late toxicity of radiation for breast cancer, including tailored risk assessment for each of these potential toxicities, considerations for including risk of toxicity in management decisions, and toxicity management strategies. (springer.com)
  • The risk of systemic infection is higher when the organism has a combined injury, such as a conventional blast, thermal burn, or radiation burn. (wikipedia.org)
  • The treatment of cancer often involves an interdisciplinary approach. (princetonhcs.org)
  • This new form of treatment involves the intravenous injection of photosensitive drugs to kill the cancer cells. (knowcancer.com)
  • This treatment option involves the complete removal of the bad gene from the DNA. (knowcancer.com)
  • Small amounts of internal contamination may not need treatment. (cdc.gov)
  • You will have internal radiation treatment as two to five short treatments. (cancernz.org.nz)
  • When is internal radiation recommended? (caring.com)
  • For a short time, internal radiation targets only the area where breast cancer is most likely to return. (healthline.com)
  • Doctors may only perform internal radiation as a form of accelerated partial breast radiation to speed up treatment. (healthline.com)
  • Radiation for internal use may be sealed inside of needles, seeds, wires, or catheters. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • Ninety-seven percent with either treatment had no recurrence. (healthday.com)
  • New portable radiation units now make it possible for IORT to be completed in the operating room at the end of a surgical procedure. (caring.com)
  • IORT helps reduce the number of radiation treatments necessary for cancer treatment. (uhhospitals.org)
  • [ 2 , 56 , 97 ] Since that time, substantial advances in radiation technology have yielded increasingly precise pituitary adenoma-targeting capability and consequently an expanded set of treatment options for acromegaly to supplement resection and hormonal suppression with medical management. (medscape.com)
  • In recent years, new computer-assisted imaging techniques, new radiation machines, and other technological advances have vastly increased the number of options available under the umbrella of external radiation. (caring.com)
  • This blog entry is part of a larger feature about advances in radiation oncology published in the October 2013 issue of Center News. (mskcc.org)
  • X-rays on the battlefield, the American Red Cross, leprosy treatment and more - these advances happened because of women. (massdevice.com)
  • A complex array of factors dictate treatment decisions for acromegaly in the modern era, including adenoma size, degree of secretory hyperactivity, invasion of surrounding structures, and therapeutic side effects and their particular impact in the patient in question. (medscape.com)
  • Your side effects should go away soon after your radiation treatments are done. (webmd.com)
  • Whether you want to learn about treatment options, get advice on coping with side effects, or have questions about health insurance, we're here to help. (cancer.org)
  • These side effects get better overtime after radiation is finished. (cancer.org)
  • Keep these side effects in mind when considering your treatment options. (webmd.com)
  • Men need to take the time to do their research on how 'radiation' really works and what side effects they will have to live with. (livescience.com)
  • Do you just want a quick fix that will sometimes show you upfront results from radiation, but will cause you to suffer from side effects in the long run or would you rather choose robotic prostatectomy with minimal bleeding, 95 percent to 97 percent continence rate, and an overall better quality of life? (livescience.com)
  • Side effects vary from patient to patient and depend on the part of the body where radiation is delivered. (mdanderson.org)
  • The ability to make cancer cells more sensitive to radiation could allow physicians to use lower radiation doses to lessen side effects. (news-medical.net)
  • A detailed account of radiation, its mode of action, side effects and dosage in the treatment of cancer. (medindia.net)
  • Some side effects that you develop during treatment can last for months to years after treatment is completed (for example, fatigue or neuropathy). (oncolink.org)
  • Side effects from radiation treatment are directly related to the area of the body being treated. (oncolink.org)
  • Any area in the treatment field has a risk of being damaged, causing side effects. (oncolink.org)
  • This leads to more effective treatment with fewer side effects. (lubbockonline.com)
  • Chicago Doctors are reporting a key advance in treating men with cancer that has started to spread beyond the prostate: survival is significantly better if radiation is added to standard hormone treatments. (ljworld.com)
  • Your cancer doctors will advise the best form of treatment, based on your cancer and medical history. (cancernz.org.nz)
  • Your doctors will tell you how many treatments you need. (cancernz.org.nz)
  • Not all doctors share such a rosy view of this accelerated radiation schedule, however. (healthday.com)
  • Many men will be able to regain their potency with time and treatments, but doctors would like to identify which men may be more likely to develop this side effect. (newswise.com)
  • Doctors use several techniques to deliver the radiation. (marshfieldclinic.org)
  • The linear accelerator delivers radiation treatments with unparalleled precision and speed, reduces daily treatment times, improves targeting accuracy, and allows for great versatility in treatment design. (princetonhcs.org)
  • By the end of 2011, the SLi will be replaced by an Elekta Synergy® , the first linear accelerator to bring 3D image guidance into the treatment setup process. (elekta.com)
  • If so, your doctor can aim a beam of radiation at a cluster of cancer cells to kill them. (webmd.com)
  • Radiation attacks the genes in the cancer cells. (webmd.com)
  • In treating testicular cancer , radiation is used mainly to kill cancer cells that have spread to lymph nodes. (cancer.org)
  • The Radiation Department at Penn Medicine Princeton Cancer Center uses precise and targeted high energy rays which damage cancer cells to fight cancer. (princetonhcs.org)
  • Shortening end caps on chromosomes in human cervical cancer cells disrupts DNA repair signaling, increases the cells' sensitivity to radiation treatment and kills them more quickly, according to a study in Cancer Prevention Research . (news-medical.net)
  • Among cancer cells with maintained telomere length, close to 10 percent receiving the maximum dose of ionizing radiation used in the study (8 Gy, or Gray Units) survived the treatment. (news-medical.net)
  • Certain levels of radiation kill cancer cells or keep them from growing. (uhhospitals.org)
  • Radiation treatment treats cancer by using radiation (energy) to destroy cancer cells. (cancernz.org.nz)
  • Radiation treatment uses high energy radiation to destroy cancer cells or prevent them from reproducing. (cancernz.org.nz)
  • While both methods aim to damage the DNA within cancer cells, traditional radiation uses photons, which make up visible light, radio waves and X-rays. (pleuralmesothelioma.com)
  • Radiation treatment uses high-energy rays to kill breast cancer cells. (healthline.com)
  • Knowing whether or not the lymph nodes have any breast cancer cells in them is important in selecting the best treatment. (breastcancer.org)
  • Normal cells are also affected by radiation, but they can repair themselves in a way that cancer cells cannot. (inova.org)
  • Radiation damages the genetic material of cancer cells, which stops their growth. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • Radiation may also damage normal cells that are close to the cancer cells. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • Radiation attacks the DNA structure of cancer cells limiting or stopping their ability to grow. (marshfieldclinic.org)
  • Radiation damages the cancer cells causing them to stop multiplying. (mdanderson.org)
  • Learn more about Prostate Cancer Treatment and Bladder Cancer Treatment . (uclahealth.org)
  • The American Academy of Family Physicians outlines prostate cancer treatment options . (bio-medicine.org)
  • A surgeon may decide to use a combination or all three of the common procedures in the treatment of bone cancer, as well as other medications to kill cancerous cell growth. (placidway.com)
  • External radiation treatment happens five days a week for about five to seven weeks. (healthline.com)
  • External radiation does not leave radiation in your body. (healthline.com)
  • The book begins with an overview of external beam treatment planning principles, inverse planning and advanced planning tools, and descriptions of all components in simulation and verification. (springerpub.com)
  • Primarily, external radiation is able to inflict acute health injury. (tidsskriftet.no)
  • Therefore, a secondary objective is to gain experience using these intraprostatic fiducial markers for daily assessment and adjustment of external radiation beam targeting. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Learn about what radiation is and the different types of radiation used to treat cancer. (massgeneral.org)
  • Space OAR Hydrogel is an option for men who undergo radiation treatment for prostate cancer. (princetonhcs.org)