Intensity-modulated radiation therapy

What is Intensity-modulated radiation therapy?

Intensity-modulated radiation therapy meaning A type of 3-dimensional radiation therapy that uses computer-generated images to show the size and shape of the tumor. Thin beams of radiation of different intensities are aimed at the tumor from many angles. This type of radiation therapy reduces the damage to healthy tissue near the tumor.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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