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Radiotherapy Technology

Talks and discussions about radiotherapy technologies and machines used to treat cancer

  • Physics and radiotherapy
How are Physics and Radiotherapy Related?   So what does physics have to do with radiotherapy, and for that matter what does physics have to do with medicine? Isn’t physics done at high tech laboratories such as the large hadron...
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  More and more research is taking place on the risk of Secondary cancer risk in the radiation oncology communities. This is because the treatment we are delivering these days have much higher chance of survival than in decades before....
  Proton therapy is fast becoming one of the most exciting treatment modalities in radiotherapy.   It’s generally thought to improve cancer treatment outcomes and reducing side effects for patients.  Although proton therapy has been around for a while, it...
  Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy. Everyone knows that they are cancer treatments. But many people don’t know the difference between the two at all. Or even know what involved with each treatment. Often talking about one treatment when they mean the...
What are the goals of Radiation Therapy   Simple put, the goal of  radiation therapy is to cure cancer!   This might come as a surprise to you. Radiotherapy can cure cancer. And generally this is the goal of radiotherapy,...
There are many explanation of what radiotherapy is on the internet. Many can be found on websites from credible organisations. They are almost always correct, but generally they all have one downfall. They are very short and all assume you...
 Technological Progress in Radiation therapy- What we can expect in the future of radiotherapy   The progress radiation therapy has been making over the last century is because now we can better aim and deliver radiation to tumors. This improvement...
Types of Radiotherapy Treatments Techniques   There are a variety of different treatment techniques in modern radiation therapy, ranging from simple to highly complex in terms of procedures and delivery. The complexity and technique of treatments depending on the disease...
What is a LINAC? The Radiotherapy Workhorse   A linear accelerator is a machine that uses high frequency electromagnetic waves to accelerate electrons. This acceleration is done along a straight acceleration waveguide, hence the word linear. They then smash these...
Cobalt: From Goblins Ore to Cancer Cure   Cobalt is fairly uncommon metal in nature, and even more uncommon in nature is the color blue. Cobalt in its pure form is a beautiful blue metal. This lead cobalt to be...