Radiation Oncology

The branch of Oncology dealing with Radiation therapy is termed as Radiation Oncology. The Radiotherapy is broadly segmented into Tele-radiotherapy, Brachy-radiotherapy and Metabolic Radiotherapy. Tele-radiotherapy, also called as External transcutaneous / distant radiotherapy, is a method in which the radiation source is situated at a certain distance from the tissue to be treated. Brachytherapy, also termed as Short direct radiotherapy /Curitherapy, is a method in which radiation source can be placed in contact with the tumor or it can be implanted in the tumor. Curative radiotherapy is indicated to be used in: Sticker’s sarcoma, Mastocytomas with locations, such as ears, nose, extremities, eyelids; Nasal cavity adenocarcinoma and Anal gland adenocarcinoma. Stereotactic radiosurgery is a single-day procedure for treating small intracranial lesions. Metabolic radiotherapy represents the administration of isotopes or isotope carrying molecules that selectively concentrate in a certain tissue into which they enter as metabolites. For Example; iodine-131is used in treating Thyroid cancer; phosphorus-32 is used in treating Myeloproliferative disorders.

  • Radiation Therapies & Techniques
  • Medical Imaging
  • Radiobiology
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Radiation Physics

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