Intraoperative radiation therapy iort is an intensive radiation treatment thats administered during surgery iort allows direct radiation to the target area while sparing normal surrounding tissue iort is used to treat cancers that are difficult to remove during surgery and when there is a . Intraoperative radiation therapy or iort is the application of therapeutic levels of radiation to the tumor bed while the area is exposed during surgery iort is typically a component in the multidisciplinary treatment of locally advanced and recurrent cancer in combination with external beam radiation surgery and chemotherapy. Patients receive their entire course of radiation therapy in one dose while still under anesthesia doctors recommend intraoperative radiation therapy for early stage cancer especially breast cancer and after a lumpectomy it requires fewer radiation treatments and lowers the risk of exposure to healthy tissue and organs. Intraoperative radiation therapy iort is a treatment for cancer in which the radiation is delivered directly to a small area of the body all at once this is different from the usual method of delivering radiation in which a larger part of the body such as an entire organ receives radiation for a longer period of time
How it works:
1. Register a Free 1 month Trial Account.
2. Download as many books as you like ( Personal use )
3. No Commitment. Cancel anytime.
4. Join Over 100.000 Happy Readers.
5. That's it. What you waiting for? Sign Up and Get Your Books.