Radiation Effects in Skin

  • K.-R. Trott
  • J. Kummermehr
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Abstract

The skin lies within the primary treatment field of radiotherapy more often than any other normal tissue. Its radiation response is immediately obvious. Before megavoltage radiotherapy was introduced, skin tolerance limited the radiation dose that could be achieved in the tumor and, thus, overall treatment results in radiotherapy.

Keywords

Permeability Cobalt Radium Shrinkage Histamine 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K.-R. Trott
    • 1
  • J. Kummermehr
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Radiation BiologyMedical College of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, University of LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Institut für StrahlenbiologieGSF- Forschungszentrum für Umwelt und Gesundheit, GmbHNeuherbergGermany

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