High-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy involves the remote placement of a tiny, very highly radioactive source, which is housed in a lead-lined device called a high-dose-rate remote afterloader.
Radiation oncologists use image-guided radiation therapy, or IGRT, to help better deliver the radiation to the cancer since tumors can move between and during radiation treatments.
Intensity-modulated radiation therapy is a specialized form of 3D-CRT that allows radiation to better conform to fit the tumor.
LDR involves the longer placement of the temporary or permanent radiation sources into the tumor area, such as a prostate seed implant, with the radiation dose delivered over several days or months.
The following videos provide you with basic information regarding common side effects beyond cancer treatment. Each video features patients who share their stories as well as practical advice from an on-cology specialist on how to cope.
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External beam radiation therapy treatment, also called x-ray therapy, is directed at the tumor from a machine located away from your body, usually...
Tumors are not regular; they come in different shapes and sizes. Three-dimensional conformal radiation thetapy, or 3D-CRT, uses computers and...