Definition of Radiation therapy

1. Noun. (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance.

Exact synonyms: Actinotherapy, Irradiation, Radiation, Radiotherapy
Generic synonyms: Therapy
Specialized synonyms: Phototherapy, Curietherapy, Radium Therapy, X-ray Therapy
Category relationships: Medical Specialty, Medicine
Derivative terms: Radiotherapist



Definition of Radiation therapy

1. Noun. (medicine) The use of ionizing radiation to treat disease, especially cancer. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Radiation therapy

1. Treatment with high energy radiation from X-rays or other sources of radiation. (16 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Radiation Therapy

radiation oncologist
radiation oncology
radiation pattern
radiation physicist
radiation physics
radiation pneumonitis
radiation poisoning
radiation pressure
radiation pyrometer
radiation risks
radiation shielding
radiation sickness
radiation sign
radiation signs
radiation syndrome
radiation therapy (current term)
radiation tolerance
radiation weighting factor
radiational
radiationally
radiationless
radiationlike
radiationproof
radiations
radiative
radiative balance
radiative forcing
radiative recombination
radiative transfer
radiatively

Literary usage of Radiation therapy

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1. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"radiation therapy There are three forms of radiation therapy: X-rays, ... radiation therapy may be delivered as external radiation or internal radiation. ..."

2. Costs And Effectiveness Of Prostate Cancer Screening In Elderly Menby DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (2004)
"Hence, nonex- perimental comparisons of outcomes of expectant management, radiation therapy, and radical prostatectomy are potentially confounded by ..."

3. Proceedings of the Sixth Meeting of the Task Force on Shielding Aspects of by OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (2004)
"It is significantly more time consuming and expensive than is the case for typical electron linear accelerator-based radiation therapy installations. ..."

4. American Journal of Roentgenology by American Radium Society (1921)
"VIII (NEW SERIES) JUNE, 1921 THE RELATION OF THE SCIENCE OF PHYSICS TO RADIATION THERAPY* BY HENRY SCHMITZ, AM, MD, FACS CHICAGO, ILLINOIS ' I VHE honor you ..."

5. Computing Radiation Dosimetry: CRD 2002, Workshop Proceedings, Sacavém by OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, Instituto Tecnologico e Nuclear (2004)
"... Conference on the Use of Computers in radiation therapy, Manchester, 20-24 March 1994, AR Hounsell, JM Wilkinson and PC Williams (eds.), pp. 2-5 (1994). ..."

6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Negative pions are useful for radiation therapy of localized carcinoma because ... One problem associated with any radiation therapy is the development of ..."

7. Operative Gynecologic Laparoscopy: Principles and Techniques by Camran Nezhat (2000)
"... and preferable procedure for patients in whom surgical staging is required, especially if these women will need postoperative radiation therapy. ..."

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