Types of Radiation Therapy
Articles about the various types of radiation therapy, including IMRT, stereotactic radiosurgery, brachytherapy, and photodynamic therapy.
An look at intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), how it works, what it is used for and the benefits of this modern radiation technology.
Stereotactic radiation, often referred to as stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) or stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), is a form of radiation therapy that very precisely delivers a high dose of radiation to a tumor.
Brachytherapy is a type of radiation therapy that is given inside the body. Radioactive material is put into the body, as close as possible to the cancer, allowing those cells to receive the most radiation, while exposing healthy cells to less radiation.
Brachytherapy is a type of internal radiation that can be used for cervical or endometrial (uterine) cancer treatment and is typically done using a “tandem and ovoid” applicator or a “tandem and ring” applicator.
Brachytherapy is a type of internal radiation most often used for prostate cancer that is confined to the prostate gland or the area immediately around it. It may be used in combination with traditional (external beam) radiation.
An overview of photodynamic therapy (PDT), a cancer treatment that works by exposing light sensitized cancer cells to special lights to kill cancer cells.
Total Skin Electron Beam Therapy (TSEB) is a radiation treatment that treats the patient’s entire skin surface. It is used to treat Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma and/or Mycosis Fungoides, a type of lymphoma that affects the skin.