The Semantics of Stereotactic Radiation Therapy

  • Louis Potters


Radiation therapy, or the therapeutic use of radiation for the treatment of malignant and benign disease, continues to evolve from the days when radium was first discovered by the Curies through to modern linear accelerators with multileaf collimation and conformal treatment planning. The basic tenets of radiation therapy have remained identical over the past 100-plus years, namely to improve the therapeutic index by enhancing tumor cell death while preserving normal tissue.


Radiat Oncol Biol Phys Stereotactic Radiosurgery Stereotactic Radiation Multileaf Collimation Radiation Delivery 
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  • Louis Potters
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  1. 1.South Nassau Communities HospitalOceansideUSA

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