2017-07-30T21:53:38+03:00[Europe/Moscow] en true Radiation therapy, Stereotactic surgery, Positron emission tomography, Radiation burn, Radiation proctitis, Indiana University Health Proton Therapy Center, Radiopharmacology, Radiation-induced lung injury, American Radium Society, Quality Assurance Review Center, Royal College of Radiologists, Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute flashcards
Radiation therapy

Radiation therapy

  • Radiation therapy
    Radiation therapy or radiotherapy, often abbreviated RT, RTx, or XRT, is therapy using ionizing radiation, generally as part of cancer treatment to control or kill malignant cells.
  • Stereotactic surgery
    Stereotactic surgery or stereotaxy is a minimally invasive form of surgical intervention which makes use of a three-dimensional coordinate system to locate small targets inside the body and to perform on them some action such as ablation, biopsy, lesion, injection, stimulation, implantation, radiosurgery (SRS), etc.
  • Positron emission tomography
    Positron emission tomography (PET) is a nuclear medicine, functional imaging technique that is used to observe metabolic processes in the body.
  • Radiation burn
    A radiation burn is damage to the skin or other biological tissue caused by exposure to radiation.
  • Radiation proctitis
    Radiation proctitis (and the related radiation colitis) is inflammation and damage to the lower parts of the colon after exposure to x-rays or other ionizing radiation as a part of radiation therapy.
  • Indiana University Health Proton Therapy Center
    The Indiana University Health Proton Therapy Center, formerly known as the Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute (MPRI), was the first proton facility in the Midwest.
  • Radiopharmacology
    Radiopharmacology or medicinal radiochemistry is radiochemistry applied to medicine and thus the pharmacology of radiopharmaceuticals (medicinal radiocompounds, that is, pharmaceutical drugs that are radioactive).
  • Radiation-induced lung injury
    Pulmonary radiation injury is a general term for damage to the lungs which occurs as a result of exposure to ionizing radiation.
  • American Radium Society
    The American Radium Society is a medical association devoted to the study and treatment of cancer.
  • Quality Assurance Review Center
    The Quality Assurance Review Center (QARC) is a research program within the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) that provides radiotherapy (RT) quality assurance (QA), diagnostic imaging data management, and clinical research support.
  • Royal College of Radiologists
    The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) is the professional body responsible for the specialty of clinical oncology and clinical radiology throughout the United Kingdom.
  • Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute
    The Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute (HUPTI) is a non-profit cancer treatment center located in Hampton, Virginia that specializes in proton therapy.