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Category Archives: External Radiation

In treatment of cervical cancer, unless the tumor has been surgically removed and the radiation is given postoperatively, internal radiation is always a crucial part of the treatment. The reason for that is that with external radiation alone we would not be able to deliver the required doses of radiation to the tumor at the Continue Reading

Traditionally external radiation for treating cervical cancer was given with four-field technique. That is radiation beams were directed from anterior, posterior, right and left lateral directions. This technique did not spare any of organs inside the pelvis. With the invention of CAT scans, three-dimensional radiation therapy was developed. This technology was a CT-based radiation planning Continue Reading

Traditionally external radiation for treating endometrial cancer was given with four-field technique. That is radiation beams were directed from anterior, posterior, right and left lateral sides. This technique did not spare any of organs within pelvis. With the invention of CAT scans, three-dimensional radiation therapy was developed. This technology was a CT-based treatment planning system Continue Reading

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