• 12 JUL 18
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    Technological Advances in Radiation Oncology

    Technological Advances in Radiation Oncology

    Radiation therapy has advanced tremendously in the last few years enabling the delivery of more doses of radiation to targeted sites faster, safer and more effectively. By using more powerful computers, new imaging modalities, innovative software and high-precision delivery systems like advanced linear accelerators, oncology treatment teams now are able to provide radiotherapy with greater

    • 08 JUL 18
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    How much radiation is used in cancer treatment?

    How much radiation is used in cancer treatment?

    Radiotherapy is a safe and cost-effective treatment for both primary and advanced cancer. High-energy particles, waves or X-rays are used during radiation therapy to damage or destroy the DNA of cancer cells, stopping their multiplication. Once replication is stopped, cells die and are removed from the body. Delivered using special equipment capable of sending high

    • 27 JUN 18
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    The Importance of Accurate Radiation Oncology

    The Importance of Accurate Radiation Oncology

    Spectacular advances in technology have enabled radiotherapy to have more impact on the lives of cancer patients. Newer techniques of delivering radiation have taken advantage of real-time imaging and increased computing power to ensure dose conformity and pinpoint accuracy. For instance, the now popular technique, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and its variations, has enabled oncologists

    • 22 JUN 18
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    What is the success rate of radiation therapy?

    What is the success rate of radiation therapy?

      Radiation therapy (radiotherapy) is one of the most frequently administered treatments for cancer. In fact, over 50 percent of all cancer patients receive this treatment. Given by a specialist doctor called a radiation oncologist, radiotherapy is the use of high-energy radioactive particles or x-rays to destroy cancer cells. The radiation is delivered over a

    • 18 JUN 18
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    What is a Medical Dosimetrist?

    What is a Medical Dosimetrist?

    Radiotherapy is the use of high-energy radiation to treat malignant tumors. The radiation is applied by directing a radiation beam from an external source to the tumor or inserting seeds or applicators of radiation into or near the malignant tumor. Radiotherapy requires one or numerous treatments scheduled to be delivered over days or weeks. However,

    • 08 JUN 18
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    Can radiation cure cancer?

    Can radiation cure cancer?

      Radiotherapy is a safe, cutting-edge and effective treatment that actually treats more cancer than any other available treatment. In fact, recent studies in cancer treatment have found that more than 50 percent of all cancer patients should have radiotherapy either as their main treatment or as part of their treatment. Radiotherapy has been used