Short-distance gamma beam therapy

  • O. Dahl
  • B. Mårtenson
  • R. Walstam
Part of the Handbuch der Medizinischen Radiologie / Encyclopedia of Medical Radiology book series (HDBRADIOL, volume 16 / 2)


As an extension of the surface application of radium, treatment by “radium at a distance” was introduced more than fifty years ago. By this method a larger percentage depth dose could be produced and more deeply seated lesions became accessible for irradiation by the hard gamma rays from radium.


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  • B. Mårtenson
  • R. Walstam

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