|Therapeutic Radiology Overview
Therapeutic Radiology Overview Therapeutic radiology (also called radiation oncology or radiation therapy) is the treatment of cancer and other diseases with radiation. Oncology is the branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Radiation in various forms is used to kill the cancer cells by preventing them from multiplying. Therapeutic radiology may be used to cure or control cancer, or to alleviate some of the symptoms associated with cancer. Physicians who treat diseases w...
External Beam Therapy
External Beam Therapy What is external beam therapy? External beam therapy is a type of therapeutic radiology that is delivered externally from a machine directed to the cancer inside the patient. Examples of external beam therapy machines include linear accelerators, cobalt machines, or orthovoltage x-ray machines. The type of machine used will be determined by the radiation oncologist. External beam therapy is the type of therapeutic radiology that is used most often. How does external beam therapy wo...
Therapeutic Radiology (Radiation Oncology)
Therapeutic Radiology (Radiation Oncology) Listed in the directory below are some of the more common therapeutic radiology procedures, for which we have provided a brief overview. Therapeutic Radiology Overview External Beam Therapy Brachytherapy Radiosurgery Advances in Therapeutic Radiology