[ ˌɪntəstˈɪʃə͡l ˌɪɹe͡ɪdɪˈe͡ɪʃən θˈɛɹəpi], [ ˌɪntəstˈɪʃəl ˌɪɹeɪdɪˈeɪʃən θˈɛɹəpi], [ ˌɪ_n_t_ə_s_t_ˈɪ_ʃ_əl ˌɪ_ɹ_eɪ_d_ɪ__ˈeɪ_ʃ_ə_n θ_ˈɛ_ɹ_ə_p_i]
Synonyms for Interstitial irradiation therapy:
How to use "Interstitial irradiation therapy" in context?
Interstitial irradiation therapy (IRT) is currently the only licensed source of radiation therapy to treat primary central nervous system tumors. Irradiation is delivered directly to the tumor site using a computer-controlled machine that cycles through different radiation doses, typically delivering 60 to 70 percent of the radiation to the tumor than to surrounding tissue. Monitors inside the machine help ensure that the patient receives the maximal dose to the tumor while minimizing dose to nearby normal tissue.
Compared to other forms of radiation therapy, IRT is thought to be more effective at killing tumor cells and is associated with a reduced risk of secondary cancers.
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